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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Duration : 15 Days | Travel style : Active Adventures

1450

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Trip Highlights

  • Country

    Nepal

  • Duration

    15 Days

  • Max Altitude

    18192 Ft. / 5545 M.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel / Lodge

  • Best Season

    March- May / Oct - Dec

  • Fitness Level

    Moderate

  • Trip style

    Private group

  • Transportation

    Flight / Private Vehicle

“Every traveler has an aspiration to have a glimpse of Mt. Everest at least once in a lifetime. Global Holidays Adventure provides budget to luxury Everest Base Camp package for each and every kind of traveler to make their fantasy become reality.”

Everest Base Camp Trekking, an experience that resonates the famous footpath endured by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay Sherpa, ensures the trekkers surreal views of highest mountains in the world including Mt Everest (8848 M), Cho Oyu and Lhotse, getting close with indigenous Sherpa communities, old monasteries and highest suspension bridges.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

Our destination, the Everest Base camp standing in the Khumbu glacier, the base of the highest Peak, itself glorifies the whole trip. Walking through Dudhkoshi valley starting from lukla moving forward to Namche, trekkers come across magnificent landscapes, Dudhkoshi valley, tapering ridges getting on with the distinct Sherpa tradition, culture, attire and exquisite foods. The artistic old Buddhist monasteries (including Tengboche) and the Majestic views of mountains act as the bridge between the culture and nature. Moreover, the trek takes you to Kalapathar (5445m), one of the highest trekking point, provides implausible 360 degree view of all the jewels of Everest region Mt Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Choyu, Nuptse which is more than enough to provide solace to the sophisticated soul.

Our highly experienced Sherpa guide, laborious porters and wisely designed itineraries will ensure the acclimatization focusing on the fitness and health of the trekkers, all in the affordable cost will make the Journey a life time experience.

"Highlights of Everest Base Camp trekking"

  • Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from the capital city of Kathmandu, where you will have sightseeing of major UNESCO world heritage sites of the city. In particular, you will visit Hindu and Buddhist shine and monasteries as well as old palace complex.

  • The Lukla flight is like an adventure itself which offers green rolling hills and majestic Himalayan views.

  • After Lukla Mt. Everest climb takes you through many Sherpa Villages and settlements. Not only Namche Bazar there are several Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Pangboche and Dingboche among many. The ancient Mani wall, Buddhist Stupa, monasteries, suspension bridge are another highlights of the trekking. During the whole trek you will walk through the Sagarmatha National park which is also UNESCO Natural world Heritage site.

  • Continuously base camp for everest takes you to the vantage point of Kalapattar where you can enjoy the breath-taking 360 degree panorama of entire Mt. Everest region. Moreover you will visit the base camp of world highest mountain, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu Icefall, the biggest Tengboche monastery, Everest View Hotel and other highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek.

EBC trek can be accomplished through many of the numerous routes. Everest Base Camp via Jiri Trekking can be the best option since Jiri being infamous as the Switzerland of Nepal, the trip can be much worthy. Other options for EBC Trekking can be Everest Gokyo Trekking where the you can slog through the side of famous Gokyo lake.

Everest Base camp trek Permits:- You will be needing few permits in order to trek in the world famous trail of Everest base camp. The permits can be obtained either at Kathmandu or Lukla. Permits required are Sagarmatha national park entry permit as well as local community fee at Lukla. The community fee is used for betterment of trail as well as place. The National park entry fee cost you around $30 and $20 approx. for local community fees.

Itinerary

You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.

1

Day

Arrival at Kathmandu.

You will be welcomed by our staff holding PLA card with your name on it. You then will be taken to hotel by a private vehicle. There will be small meeting at evening about the trip.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast

2

Day

Fly to Lukla, hike to Phadking (2652m 3/4 hrs. walk).

The bone chilling flight experience will take you to place called Lukla. The airport offers wonderful views of Himalayas. We then start hike towards Phadking following the trails with views of green forests and hilly landscapes. The hike will accompanied by views of mountain called Kusum Kanguru.
Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3

Day

Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m, 5/6 hrs. walk).

We follow the Dudh Koshi River, ascending through Himalayan pine and Cedar forests, to the vibrant town in Himalayas, Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Lately it is a modern town where you could find internet cafes, variety of local shops offering imported as well as local goods. There are many cozy café and restaurants offering good and exotic food. You could even buy some items that you think is necessary for rest of trekking days as Namche has almost everything.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

4

Day

Acclimatization in Namche.

Namche has always been central point for trade in Khumbu region. The place attract Himalayan low land merchant and some Tibetan traders. The trade scene has been continuing since ancient period. After having satisfying breakfast we will ascend towards village of Khumjung. During our hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks like Lhotse Peak (8414m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses - the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3840m), visit the local museum where you can see traditional custom of Sherpa people. We will be staying at Namche for night. The day could be physically demanding due to unpredictable weather of Himalayas so don’t worry we will be prepared for it.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

5

Day

Trek to Tengboche (3860m, 5/6 hrs. walk).

The trail today is flat and easy leading towards the Everest view, then declines deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka. After arriving in Punki, climb towards Tengboche, the village where the very famous Temboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest region, is located. One could also see Chorten and Mani walls of the Khumbu region. Overnight at Tengboche. The place also have exotic festival called Mani Rimdu festival, it is something to watch how it is celebrated if by any chance you are there.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

6

Day

Trek to Dingboche 4410m, 4/5 hrs. walk.

Going down the beautiful forest, crossing  Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m).  With the Himalayas in backdrop, the monastery in Tengboche is in a perfect location to enjoy the beautiful Himalayan landscape.  We descend into Imja River and cross then we climb up to Dingboche. This day is probably the most interesting trekking day because you will not lose altitude like on other days. You could also meet some peak climbers summiting Imja Tse (island peak), Lobuche and few others.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

7

Day

Acclimatization day

We will hike about 6 hours in an altitude of 5100m at the hills of Nagerjun on the flanks of Chhukung valley. We will climb altitude during day and sleep at low elevation during night. During hike you can enjoy views of peaks like Lobuche East (6119m), Louche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). Also you will see the world fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu from the top. This day is physically demanding and the main aim of this day is to climb high and sleep low. You will spend a second night in Dingboche.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

8

Day

Trek to Lobuche (4910m, 5/6 hrs. Walk).

Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, the famous memorial view point. All those who lost their lives Sherpa’s, hikers and climbers who lost their lives summiting the Everest have memorials in Thukla. Beautiful prayers are written in memorials by well-wishers and family of climbers. Passing through the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. We continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

9

Day

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5160m), then return to Gorakshep, (5/6 hrs. walk.)

After a short hike through the grasslands, admire the Khumbu Glacier. Going straight ahead is Kalapattar, the best position to see the entire south side of Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a few hours, we will reach Gorakshep and continue our journey to Everest Base Camp. The altitude doesn't increase much, but there are a lot of ups and downs and combined with the altitude it can be a bit of a struggle - but the hike is well worth. After about 3 hours of hiking, you'll reach base camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, where Everest expeditions begins.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

10

Day

Hike to Kalapatthar and trek down to Pheriche (4210m, 6/7 walk).

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210m).

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

11

Day

Trek to Namche Bazar, (6/7 hrs. walk).

Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

12

Day

Trek to Lukla, (6/7 hrs. Walk.)

The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

13

Day

Fly back to Kathmandu (1337m).

Amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. It’s better to consider this day as buffer day too as just in case flight did not take off due to bad weather condition.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast

14

Day

Kathmandu heritage sightseeing (buffering day for Kathmandu flight from Lukla).

Give a last look to Himalayas and whisper whatever you want from the flight. Treasuring all the memories from the trek you will be reaching Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you will be taken to hotel and you could spend rest of the day chilling in the hotel or strolling around Kathmandu. You could visit some major heritage sites at Kathmandu. Evening can be spent with some shopping of souvenirs and some chilled beers by the bar looking forward to warm and tasty Nepalese dinner. May be today will be the last day of having Dal Bhat.

Accommodation: Hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

15

Day

Final departure.

Our representative will take you to airport in order to fly home safely.

Breakafst.

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • Transportation (both domestic and international airport pick up and drop)
  • 3 night accommodation at Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Full day sightseeing with professional city Guide.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with 10 kg luggage 5kg on hand carry)
  • Accommodation (twin sharing) during trek.
  • Food, full board meal (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee)
  • Professional trekking guide for trek. (depending on group size)
  • Assistant guides and porter (depending on group size.)
  • Entire cost of guide. (Including flight fare, food, accommodation, insurance, etc.)
  • Everest National park permit and local community fees.
  • Good quality sleeping bags. (must be returned after finishing trek)
  • All taxes of government.
Cost Exclude
  • International air fare 
  • Lunch, dinner and others expenses in Kathmandu.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trekking. 
  • Temple and monasteries entry permits fees.
  • Extra services than the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance and any kind of emergency rescue. 
  • Helicopter charter fees in case of flight delay or postponed or cancellation due to bad weather. 
  • Others not mentioned in the above inclusive heading.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Everest Base Camp is suitable for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. We have had experience of families with kids as young 7 years and the eldest 83 years. There is no limit on our adventure, as long travelers have healthy and willing! We generally suggest some few days extra in your schedule for the trek. 

Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are also recommended before your Everest Base Camp Trek. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical flaws must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Global Holidays Adventure name card with your name on it. After that you will be transferred to pre-chosen Hotel.

You can get the visa at Tribhuwan International Airport after landing, furthermore it will be easier if you fill up the visa form by online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present is $ 25 for 15 day, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal.

You should bring following essential documents in the trip:-

  • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
  • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of insurance paper to Global Holidays Adventure before you start the trek.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.

All types of Hotels from a budget to Luxurious including five star services are available in Kathmandu. Normally, Global Holidays Adventure offers three hotel services in our outline itinerary. We can also accommodate according to your choice.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed (which needs to be returned after the trip) but it’s always better to have a personal sleeping bag. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. During the peak season it is quite difficult to manage single room therefore double rooms are preferred in our outline itinerary.

Normally there are common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are usually neat and clean. Nowadays, some small number of teahouses and lodges offer attached restroom. We will provide you the best option as far as possible in this regard.

Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

Whilst on the trek, our porters who are honest and experienced, will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, money etc. Normally, we assign one porters to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Everest region has some finest bakeries of the higher Himalayas. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

During the airport pick-drop and Kathmandu sightseeing we use private tourist vehicles of various categories such as cars, vans, micro, bus etc. according to size of the group. We take a domestic flight for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

The best season for this trek is October to mid-December and mid-February to mid-June. This trip is not preferred during the monsoon season from June to August except the treks to Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailas.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Generally, nights are chillingly cold, whereas, the days are warmer. Winter (January and February) will be a bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be a bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. The temperature inside the teahouses/lodges are fairly maintained. You can always sit beside a fire to keep yourself warmer. The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during the day time.

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!

There are telephone services in most of the hotels/lodges from where you can make international calls. There are mobile network services available in most of the places. Moreover, Everest Link provides internet access in most of the parts of Everest region. Buy a recharge card and enjoy the social networking in the base of highest peak. Above that, Global Holidays Adventure offers satellite phone services in every trekking packages.

ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu and until you are in Namche Bazar. Above that, you need cash payments for various service you need. 

In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking. 

Well it totally depends upon you. There is trend of tipping the guide and porters in trekking. Tipping is a good way to acknowledge their works and thank them in a better way, something they would cherish and support their daily lives.

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, better if you have some for yourself.

In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incase of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

In case of any casualties, travel insurance will be a boon to recover the incurred expenses. In case of helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge, which is little expensive, can also be recovered by your insurance. So it a good act to check you insurance validity and policy, whether it recovers the rescue charges or not.

Yes, all the staffs of Global Holidays Adventure including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are covers for * Diphtheria & TB, *Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B * Malaria, * Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We also recommend the following:

  • A dental Checkup prior to Travelling.
  •  A blood group card in case of emergencies.

 

Additional Information

Best season to go

The best season for Everest Base Camp Trek is the months of Spring (March to May) and fall (October to November). During this season the weather is favorable and perfect to climb in high elevation. The season offers the best snow capped Mountain views with a clear blue sky. It is also possible to do in February and September but the trek is always best in above months. We do not prefer this trip during the monsoon season from June to August because of heavy rainfall and December and January because of extreme cold. 

Trekking guide

This is your dream adventure to the top of the world. You will be guided by our expert trekking guide who has been to Everest Base Camp several times for years. All our guides are local sherpas, acquire deep knowledge of Mountain, local culture, health, hygiene for your safety and successful trip. Regarding the communication they speak very well in English. 

About flight delays and cancellation of Lukla

 As we all know the flight to Lukla provides very thrilling experience and such encounter will remain lifelong. However for the trekkers and company flying to lukla has always been a dilemma due to the challenging land topography and unpredictable weather condition which leads to unsafe takeoffs and landing of aircraft. One of the major reason for delays and flight cancellation is due to weather.

As the Domestic Airport in Nepal doesn’t have the technology of Instrumental Landing System which is a precision radio navigation system that provides short-range guidance to aircraft to allow them to approach a runway at night or in bad weather. Being one of the highest airport and gate way to Everest and many other places in Everest region which is surrounded by mountain where radio communication are always tough as well.

So it is recommended to trekkers travelling to such region in the greater Himalaya it is recommended to have extra 1 or 2 days apart from itinerary which they follow. If such delay or cancellation occurs then you have a choice to wait for the flight for next day or you to take helicopter because delays and cancellation is real in this part of world as, delays like few hours are normal. Like other part of world 15 minutes to an hour delays are considered but in Lukla flight this part is different and uncanny.

However in such cases the alternatives are always available, taking charted helicopter which fly in condition where aircraft cannot are always in service. If one has to take helicopter then s/he must pay extra however the flight amount is refunded.

Insurance and emergency rescue

Mountaineering travel insurance benefits cover mountaineering injuries. Many travel insurance policies exclude mountaineering and other adventurous activities from the plan`s benefits. Mountaineering and trekking insurance usually indicate the maximum altitude covered by the plan. Always consider the highest altitude of your trekking when purchasing travel insurance for your trek in Himalayas.

In addition to mountaineering injuries, mountaineering travel insurance includes medical evacuation insurance, surgery, emergency hospital visits, with other policy benefits.

In some cases, if you are on a serious mountaineering or adventurous trekking trip in Nepal and get sick there (either due to high altitude or physical injury), when you will not be able to access the local hospital, you will be on an expensive helicopter rescue. In such case you will be rescued and personal travel insurance will be covered.

Travel insurance and medical insurance are required to travel anywhere, but Nepal  which has special features during travelling such as avalanches, sudden changes in weather patterns, alpine trekking trails, high Himalayan passes, high altitude trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering and alpine disease. Travel insurance covers theft, loss and medical problems. When traveling to Nepal, choose a policy that covers ambulances and emergency return, including helicopter evacuation. With travel insurance, you can cover most of the risks of trekking in Nepal.

The policy helps you recover from an emergency medical evacuation in the event of lost luggage or travel cancellation. Lately Global Holidays Adventure is only accepting the visitors, having valid travel insurance. And very importantly, get insurance in order to cover the cost of rescue helicopters from the mountains in the event of a serious accident or altitude sickness.

Required Equipments

The choice of equipment depends on the individual interest and choice. The factor to consider is to carry enough clothing in order to tackle unpredictable weather conditions of the Himalayas. Personal belongings are carried in the back pack you carry and rest are carried by Yaks or porters. Water proof duffel bags are provided by us which will be carried by our responsible porters.

Following are the list of things to be carried during the trek.

For body:

  • Gore-Tex jackets and pants
  • Few pairs of trekking t-shirts and trousers (waterproof if possible)
  • Sweater, sweat shirts or anything (to keep you warm)
  • Heavy down jacket (one)
  • Winter hat.
  • Winter gloves.
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm inner thermal
  • Enough cotton under liners ( 6 pcs)
  • Shocks both heavy and light (5 pairs each)

Personal Supplies:

  • Sun screen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  • Face/body wipes
  • Neck warmers, lip balm
  • Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses (essential when you cross snow line)
  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries

Extras:

  • First aid kit
  • Knee support
  • Throat lozenges
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

What we offer?

  • Sleeping bags (to be returned after trek)
  • All the necessary permits
  • Emergency Medical Kits
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