Everest Base Camp Trekking

From $980 Per Person

16
Days

Trip Facts

Highlights of the Treks

  • Visiting traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries
  • Scenic panoramic flight to and from Lukla
  • Spectacular scenery of giant peaks on daily walk
  • Trekking at the base of world highest Mt. Everest

Everest Base Camp Trekking
“walking in the heart of world’s number one Mt. Everest”

Highlights:
“Trekking at the base of world highest Mt. Everest with great Khumbu Ice Falls
Spectacular scenery of giant peaks on daily walk with amazing landscapes
Visiting traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries steeped with Buddhist culture
Scenic panoramic flight to and from Lukla on world unique airstrips,
from alpine forest to barren-arid and remorseless ice fields of Khumbu glaciers”

Trip Profile:
Trip Mode:                            Hotels – Lodge – Tea Houses.
Trek Grade:                           Moderate to Adventurous of high altitude walks.
Trek duration:                      12 Nights & 13 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Highest elevation:                At Kalapathar 5,545 m and 5,364 m at Everest Base Camp
Total trip:                               15 nights & 16 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                                  All season except July / August wet months.

Everest Base Camp a marvelous experience trekking in the very heart of world highest base camp, offering incredible views of surrounding giant peaks with notorious Khumbu Ice Falls.

An ever exciting adventure compact with exciting sceneries on daily walks to reach our high lights of this fabulous adventure Everest Base Camp trekking with climb of Kalapathar on the highest spot of this trek at 5,545 m offering fantastic mountain panorama with Everest at its closest.

Everest Base Camp trekking starts with sweeping short flight to Lukla with panorama of mountains views during 35 minutes on air, after Lukla walking towards traditional Sherpa farm villages with Buddhist prayer monuments along with the views of beautiful landscapes and snow clad peaks.

Walk leads into Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, this park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979, from here heading uphill to famous Namche Bazaar.

At Namche with acclimatization and rest day heading higher past picturesque Thyangboche Monastery with grand vista of Mt. Everest- Lhotse-Ama-DAblam and adjoining peaks surrounded with green tall alpine forest.

As the walk progress heading higher leaving the tree-lines behind for arid and windswept landscapes of colder temperature zone, finally our adventure leads at the base of world number Mt. Everest after walking through Dingboche-Lobuche and Gorakshep settlement.

At Everest Base Camp enjoy the amazing scenery of peaks with fields of ice and glaciers and Khumbu Ice Falls, after a glorious moment heading back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar for panorama of mountains including Everest.

After a marvelous and tough walk an easy descend leads back to Lukla with few ups in between, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow members and guides and then back to Kathmandu with scenic short flight. Please go through this link to connect with our complete Everest Base Camp Trek stander program that we offer complete package trip to Everest Base Camp trek.

Outline itinerary:
Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05:  Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 15:  In Kathmandu free / spare day for individual activities
Day 16:  International departure for home ward bound.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received with warm welcome by our Visit Himalaya guides and staff, and then transfer you to respective hotels around hub of Kathmandu. Here in the hotel our guide brief with information of your wonderful journey to Everest Base Camp trekking.

  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 03 hrs.

    Morning flight to Lukla with mountain views including Everest, on reaching Lukla with time for rest, then start first day trekking to Phakding village. Walk leads past farm villages with few short ups and down, beautiful views along the walk to Phakding for overnight stop.

  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

    After overnight at Phakding, morning trek leads over Dudh Kosi River and then past interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. From here walk on riverbanks for few hours, on crossing last bridge with climb to famous Namche Bazaar where you can explore this small town with facilities of nice restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

  • Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

    A right place for rest and acclimatization day before trek to higher country, here take a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk to Namche view point above at Sagarmatha National Park museum for super views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, and visit of museum.

  • Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m - 05 hrs.

    From Namche walk is fairly easy for first half, after a short descend towards Shanasa with more down-hill with magnificent view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thermasharkhu and Kwangde-ri peaks, after a pleasant walk of 3 hours reaching at Phungitenga, a small place with couple of teahouses and Nepal Army barrack serving as park wardens located in the midst of alpine woods of mostly silver fir blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. From here 2 hours of strenuous climb on the winding trail in the shade of lovely forest till Thyangboche Monastery is reached for overnight stop. This beautiful spot offers views of the majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest above Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse towards north east.

  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

    Morning walk leads downhill for an hour and then cross over Imjatse River, after the bridge entering open exposed area where tree lines disappear for short juniper and rhododendron bushes. Trek uphill to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Pangboche last permanent village to Dingboche and beyond, from here a short climb to Somara for lunch and continue with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in beautiful Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.

  • Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.

    Another rest day for good acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills offers views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining mountains.

  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

    After rest at Dingboche morning walk continues with steep climb for an hour with excellent views of the valley and mountains, and slowly walking on gentle path leading at Thugla for lunch, where Khumbu glacier melts turning into a torrential river. Here trail from Pheriche joins, after rest and lunch a steep climb for an hour to Thugla ridge top, where you can see many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here an hour of nice pleasant walk to Lobuche for overnight stop.

  • Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.

    Today our final adventure leads to Everest Base Camp, starting with moderate walk for few hour and then climb over glacier and moraine to Gorakshep located at the bottom of Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar hill and view point. From here walk to Everest Base Camp following the path close to Khumbu glacier all the way to base camp. On reaching base camp marvel the views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers. After enjoying views of ice falls and mountains, completing our aim and dreams, walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

  • Day 10: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.

    Morning climb on top to Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this trip with panorama of mountains and views of Mt. Everest at close distance. After a great time descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek to Thugla with downhill to Pheriche for overnight stop.

  • Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.

    Return journey an easy walk dropping heights every few hours with downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then after the bridge two hours climb to Thyangboche for overnight stop.

  • Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,835m - 06 hrs.

    Retrace the journey back to Shanasha, from Shanasha where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets. From here the route follows on the main busy path, the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path. On reaching Namche Bazaar retrace the journey all the way to Monjo for the overnight camp at Monjo, located just near Sagarmatha National Park entrance.

  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs walk.

    Last day of this great trek leads to enjoyable walk through green scenery surrounding with few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla of about 45 minutes. On reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.

  • Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

    The flight time to Kathmandu, takes early morning normally because of the afternoon winds and clouds, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason. Depending upon the flight time this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes to land in Kathmandu with super view of snowcapped peaks during the flight. At Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staffs receives and transfer you back to your hotel.

  • Day 15: In Kathmandu free / spare day for individual activities.

    Visit Himalaya reserves this day as free or contingency day, in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, which can occur sometimes due to bad weather conditions and beyond our control. Himalayan weather pattern can be unpredictable even in right season for trekking. If all goes well as per the itinerary a free day for individual activities or take an optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.

  • Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.

    Your last day in amazing country Nepal with full of Himalayan wonders and fascinating cultures, after an enjoyable and memorable trip Everest Base Camp trekking with Visit Himalaya great services, our guide and staff transfers you to airport for you final departure flight back home or to next respective countries.

Includes

  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • 3 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
  • All necessary land transport by Car/ Van/ Bus.
  • 2 in sharing accommodation while on trek.
  • Experience guide and supporter porters.
  • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters
  • 2 in sharing porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage)
  • National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • All meal while on trek accept accommodation.
  • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, and soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
Trekking trousers
Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
Base layer shirts
Fleece jacket
Sunhat and Woolen hat
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
Sunglasses
Gloves
Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
Water bottles 1 Litres
Antibacterial hand wash
Small towel
Daypack (25-30 Liters)
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
Down Jacket
Personal First Aid Kit

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu. We will provide you complete equipment list details with include/ excludes in confirmation of the Trekking route and the season you are trekking in Nepal. Trekking equipment list will not vary much but need some additional precaution to stay safe, healthy and enjoy the trekking holiday.

Dates and Price

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPriceBooking
Sep 20,2017Oct 05,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Sep 28,2017Oct 13,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Oct 04,2017Oct 19,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Oct 11,2017Oct 26,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Oct 17,2017Nov 01,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Oct 23,2017Nov 07,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Oct 31,2017Nov 15,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Nov 06,2017Nov 21,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Nov 13,2017Nov 28,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Nov 19,2017Dec 04,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Nov 25,2017Dec 10,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Nov 29,2017Dec 14,2017 Available $980 Book Now
Dec 07,2017Dec 22,2017 Available $980 Book Now

Note: Contact us if the departure dates doesn't suit you. We can also arrange you a personalized trek according to your convenience. For more details, Contact Us

Faqs

How do I know that your company is a legit company?
On the home page of our website, under the section, company profile, all the legal documents are present.
What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed up to a year.
How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not book more than one year ahead because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.
Can I customize trips to make them suite me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not harm your own chances of acclimatization on the trips.
Before a trek: What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.
What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.
How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients’ safety in even the wildest region of the country.
Is there any arrangement made for emergency while on trekking Tour?
In case of severe sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers you for both- medical as well as emergency evacuation costs.
On a trek: How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food.
I m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain tea house / lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide well take care at the time.
How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.
Will I be able to charge my mobile and camera during the trek?
Lately, most of the teahouses on the trekking routes have electricity. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. However, on some teahouses which run on solar power, you would have to pay additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx.), in order to get your gadgets charged.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Now a day’s most of the major village cell phone is work however such a remote place cell phone does not work but land line phone is available. You can use land line Local phone to call to your relatives.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
You can’t use credit card on a trekking unless in a certain luxuries hotel.
Can I use foreign currency in the place I visit in trekking?
Well! You may use foreign currency during the trekking but exchange rate may not meet correct rate as city so we recommended you to take enough Nepali currency from Kathmandu where you can exchange.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Most of the place they have shower heated by gas and some places headed by solar so you can have shower paying extra cost. However in Camping trek our staffs will provide hot water in bucket for wash and shower.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
In every trekking our guide carries first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
Is Visit Himalaya's staff insured?
All our staffs are fully covered by Insurance and high altitude evacuation if necessary.
Do I get refund if trek finished earlier then the schedule?
After conformation your trip we manage our field staff giving them a full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not any refundable.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
We provide 2 in sharing porter for carry your gears in Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, for carry the loads. Our porter carry 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
Yes either you can store same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. More details of Nepal visa please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
About Tipping and Suggestion:-
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs.
The best time to Visit Nepal - October to November
October to November also referred as the autumn season, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Nepal. Adding to the weather is also the festive season that falls in these months, Tihar, the festival of lights (also known as the festival of the brothers and sisters) being the highlight of the many festivals. The temperature can be hot in the days with clear sky with no rains and can be very pleasant for the views of the mountains.
December to February
December to February it is winter in Nepal in these 3 months in Nepal. High altitude trekking can be unbearable because of the freezing cold, with many treks with high passes being close at this time of the year. This could be easily the best time to visit and do some moderate treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek etc if a quiet, peaceful and less people on trails is your priority. The weather remains calm, rainfall is rare during these months and trekking is still very much possible and enjoyable as well.
March to May
March to May The spring season falls during this time and is easily the busiest time of the year in some parts, Everest Trekking trail in particular being the busiest region. The days can get really hot, at times temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark but the jungles with blossoming colourful Rhododendrons and other flowers with towering snow capped pinnacles at the background are an absolute delight to watch. March to May, along with October to November are the best months to trek in Nepal.
June to September
June to September The worst time to trek in Nepal as heavy rains, floods and landslides are common until mid September. However, places like the Upper Dolpo and upper parts of Mustang are the places to be at this time of the year because of the least rainfall in these areas. Apart from these areas, all other areas are a nuisance to trek during these times because of the rains and the problems like leeches, muddy trails, cancelled flights.

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