Everest Base Camp Trekking

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  • Total Duration : 14 Days
  • Transportation : Domestic Flights & Tourist Vehicles
  • Max Elevation : 5545m
  • Trek Grading : Strenuous
  • Best Seasons : Spring & Autumn
  • Journey Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Accommodation : Hotel & Lodges

Tour Highlight

  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • Unique and true Sherpa living lifestyle

Introduction

Trekking to the base of Mount Everest will surpass your expectations. We ascend in true expedition style savoring the quintessential trekking experience with our guides, crew and porters as we trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Our carefully devised itinerary reflects our proven track record for safe acclimatization – the key to any successful trek in the Everest region.

Our trail leads through the famous villages of Namche Bazar, Syangboche Airport (3752 meters above the sea level) and Khumjung as well as Tengboche monastery that reflect the renowned Sherpa culture. We include ascents to Kala Patthar (5545m) from where our guides will point out the classic climbing routes to the Mount Everest Summit. A foray is also included to Everest Base Camp from where expeditions prepare to climb the world’s highest peak. All nights are spent in our exclusive private Eco campsites and handpicked Eco lodges.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Catch a morning flight to Lukla (2,850m).

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,450m).

Day 04: The entire day is for acclimatizing in Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,850m).

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m).

Day 07: Today, enjoy a day-trip to Chhukung valley.

Day 08: Trek Lobuche (4,910m).

Day 09: Trek Gorekshep (5,140m) and hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,380m).

Day 10: Spend hiking up to Kalapathar (5,550m) and descend back to Pheriche (4,240m).

Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar.

Day 12: Descend back to Lukla.

Day 13: Catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Date and Price

Note Regarding Dates:

Although this trip is currently unscheduled, Richa Tours is keen to prepare the necessary arrangements for the group or yourself. Feel free to contact us. The best months to travel this destination are between March to May and October to November.

Note Regarding Price:

Contact us with your needs and we will put forward the best feasible price for you.


Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to Hotel.

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Be received by our staff that will help in assisting you to get transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.

Day 02: Catch a morning flight to Lukla (2,850m).

Take an early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is considered to be the busiest runways in Nepal and the most renowned mountain carriers in the world, which attempts to offer the most scenic rugged mountain vistas. It gives panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively). 
After breakfast, we trek down to Phakding that is gradually down (200m). It takes about 4 hours to get at Phakding (2610m.) following the white Dudh Koshi River.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,450m).

Today will be a long day as compared to the first day. It takes around 6 -7 hours to ascent Namche bazar. Namche Bazar is the largest and the most thriving town in Khumbu area. A bazaar (marketplace) is held every Saturday. The vendible’s demonstrated in the market include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde RI (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) encircle the natural inclination that Namche sits in.  Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 04: The entire day is for acclimatizing in Namche Bazar.

Today we take an entire day to allow our bodies to acclimatize before ascending to the higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatization is to ‘climb high and sleep low’. We climb up to Everest view hotel to see the Everest Panoramic ranges including view of Mt.Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7849 m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Ama Dablam, (6886m.) Thamserku (6623 m.) and Kusum Kangaru (6369m). It takes about 3 hours to go up and we then take a tea break for an hour with the panoramic view of Everest at Everest View Hotel. We back down to Namche Bazar. It will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,850m).

After a day rest in Namche Bazar, we continue our trek to Tengboche. It takes about 5 – 6 hours to get Tengboche. Tengboche is an incredible village in Everest region where you can have a chance to see the awe-inspiring views of Ama Dablam Mountain and an old monastery. In the morning and evening, the Lamas do worship in the monastery where you can go and visit or meditate in the presence of rhododendron forests.Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m).

It takes approximately five to six hours of walking to Dingboche and you can enjoy the Rhododendron covered forests to emerge to a pleasant level area. Having the staggering Ama Dablam and Kangtega (6779m) view, you continue your trek as they appear on the opposite bank. Climbing gradually up, winding above the River you get to spot a big Mani Stupa. Continuing the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley on the lab of the phenomenal Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak (6189m). Thereafter, we reach Dingboche.Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 07: Today, enjoy a day-trip to Chhukung valley.

This is another acclimatization day trip to Chhukung valley and back to Dingboche in the evening. It takes approximately 6 to 8 hours. The imposing scenery of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore Chhukung valley that leads up to the Island Peak. After exploring Chhukung valley, you have time to relax in the afternoon. You also can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Taboche peak and other mountains. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 08: Trek Lobuche (4,910m).

Today we walk about 6 to 7 hours. We trek along the Dughla valley; you leave an Aid Post at Pheriche 4240 m. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and they offer treatment and consultation for trekkers who are heading up. You continue the trek on gaining knowledge of the altitude to your destination. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 09: Trek Gorekshep (5,140m) and hike up to Everest Base Camp (5,380m).

It takes about 4 hours to Gorekshep and we will hike for another 4 hours to go back to Everest Base Camp. It makes more comfortable for the altitude to hike up and come down for the night stay. Trek up the valley with a short look of the Khumbu Glacier following the rocky path, on the lap of Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m). The sweeping views of Nuptse, Lho -La and Khumbutse emerge at the forefront of you. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 10: Spend hiking up to Kalapathar (5,550m) and descend back to Pheriche (4,240m).

It takes about 9 – 10 hours to reach Kalapathar and Pheriche. We start early in the morning with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545m), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Before descending, you will never forget the glorious views of Everest and the Himalayas. You also start to feel better and less tired because of adjusting to the altitude. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar.

Descending down is an easier walk for downhill and altitude purposes. Mostly downhill to Namche Bazar, it takes about 8 -10 hours via the Mon-la pass (3975m), which offers scenic mountain views. You can enjoy your evening in Namche Bazar where there are many facilities like drinks, bakery, pool houses and shopping. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 12: Descend back to Lukla.

Today after 10 -11 hours of walking, you will get back to Lukla. There is also a market place with bars, restaurant and shops to enjoy your rest of the day in Lukla. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 13: Catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Take an early morning breakfast. You will get another chance to enjoy the spectacular views from Lukla. After half an hour flight, you will be back in Kathmandu with an unforgettable memory of your trip. In the afternoon, we will have half-day sightseeing trip to Pashupatinath and Bodhnath Stupa with professional English Speaking Tour Guides for 4 Hours. Overnight stay at guesthouse or lodge.

Day 14: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Catch a flight for final departure back home.

Service Include and Exclude

Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick-up and drop by tourist vehicles
  • Hotel & Guest house accommodation
  • Local Sherpa license holder English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Insurance for all trekking staff
  • Everest National Park permits
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag on hire & returnable basis
  • Airfare from Kathmandu–Lukla -Kathmandu, including Govt. taxes
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
  • All government taxes

Excludes

  • Your travel insurance during the tour & trek
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks
  • Laundry & Telephone bill
  • Extra Meal during the tour & trek
  • Tips for staff, driver, tour & trekking guide
  • Any other personal expenses