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- 15 Days 14 Nights
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Situated at a mighty altitude of 17,600 ft, trekking to the Everest Base Camp is every trekker's dream. Popularly known as the ‘steps to heaven’, Everest Base Camp trek takes you through the breathtaking mountainous terrain with the majestic views of mighty Himalayas. Challenging you both physically and mentally, this 14 days expedition changes scenery from lush green grasslands and dense forests to barren land and glacial pools.
On this trek to Everest Base Camp, get a thrilling experience of flying on the shortest runway and world’s most adventurous flight to Lukla. Walk through dense forests of Oak, Birches and Rhododendrons, Nepali villages and mani walls and get introduced to diverse and rich culture of Nepal as you experience the warm hospitality of the region. Push your limits and walk on the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary to conquer the Highest Mountain on Earth. Also awaken your spiritual self by visiting the Spiritual Center of Kumbhu Valley, World’s highest monastery Tengboche.
Majority of people have only heard about the Everest Base Camp. Get a chance to chellenge yourself and soak your soul by the majestic views of highest mountain peaks and mighty Himalayas from Kala Patthar, standing tall at an altitude of 18,192 ft above the sea level. Walk on the glacial moraines and experience many such thrilling moments to pump your inner adrenal rush.
Everest Base Camp trek quick info:
Everest Base Camp altitude: 17,600 ft
Everest Base Camp trekking duration: 14 Day/15 Nights
Everest Base Camp best time to go: March - May and August - November
Everest Base Camp trek distance: 115 km
Everest Base Camp temperature:
Autumn(Sept to Nov): 10 degree celcius to 15° celcius in day time & -8° celcius to 2° celcius at night
Winter(Dec to Mar): 1° celcius to -5° celcius in day time & -15° celcius to -2° celcius at night
Spring(April to June): 8° celcius to 15° celcius in day time & 5° celcius to -2° celcius at night
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- Upon arrival, meet the Kathmandu representatives and get transferred to your accomodation.
- Check into the hotel and freshen up.
- Later, you are free to explore the colorful backpackers hub Thamel.
- Post breakfast, proceed for the most adventurous flight.
- Take a 40 mins scenic flight to Lukla. Soak yourself in the breath-taking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages.
- Upon arrival at Lukla, meet our representatives at Lukla and post refreshments, start your trek to Phakding.
- The trail will pass through many small villages, lush green forests, some long bridges and majestic mountains.
- Along the way, have a fantastic and clear view of Mount Nupla, Mount Kusum Kangru and the Mount Kwongde Range.
- Reach Phakding, check in to the tea lodges/camps and freshen up.
- Dinner and overnight stay at Phakding.
- Post breakfast, start your trek to Namche Bazaar.
- Pass through the huge mountain ranges, sherpa villages and the suspension bridges where the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers flow.
- Also, get a chance to catch a glimpse of Kusum Kangru, Thamserku, Everest and Nuptse.
- A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar will offer you spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
- Overnight at teahouse Lodge at Namche bazaar.
- Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation.
- Today after breakfast, take a short hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to Everest view hotel which provides a very close up view of magnificent Mt Everest or relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche.
- Overnight at teahouse Lodge at Namche bazaar.
- Wake up early and post delicious breakfast, get ready for the trek to Dingboche.
- Walk on the trail accompanying the views of mighty Himalayas. Spot the exotic wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr and Himalayan Monals.
- Tengboche is situated at an altitude of 3870m in a clear area surrounded by dwarf firs and Rhododendrons. Upon arrival in Tengboche, check into the teahouse lodge and freshen up.
- Later, visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche which is the largest one in Khumbu region.
- Dinner and overnight at Tengboche.
- Wake up to the beautiful views of mighty Himalayas and after a hot and fresh breakfast, get ready for a further trek to Dingboche.
- Pass through the forests of Birches, Conifers and Rhododendrons, mani walls and small Nepali villages to reach Dingboche.
- Upon arrival at Dingboche, enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes.
- The views are great from Dingboche and views of Island Peak, Makalu and another face of Amadablam can be catched from here.
- Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge at Dingboche.
- After having breakfast, start a small hike to get a view of three high altitude mountain peaks - Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu.
- Also, catch a glimpse of plenty of peaks and mountain ranges like Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many more.
- The summer valley is also popular for late evening sun. After a hike, return to the lodge/tea house and take rest to boost the limbs for the next day.
- Overnight stay at Dingboche.
- After breakfast, prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure as you trek through the high alpine region to reach Lobuche.
- On the way to Lobuche, cross the glacial frozen river at Thukla and climb up a hill, watching beautiful views of Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse.
- Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge at Lobuche.
- Wake up early and gear yourself for the most exciting day of the trek.
- The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorakshep.
- Take a pitstop at Gorakshep for lunch, after whcih, walk to Everest Base Camp and explore the area famous for so many climbing expeditions to Mt Everest.
- After exploring the Everest Base Camp, trek back to Gorakshep.
- Overnight at teahouse sodge at Gorakshep.
- Wake up early in the morning and leave for the trek to Kala Patthar.
- Kala Patthar is the perfect spot for a beautiful sunrise. It offers an amazing views with the backdrop of mighty Mt. Everest.
- After spending some time here, trek back to Gorakshep.
- On trekking back to Gorakshep, have your breakfast followed by a gradual descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest.
- Overnight at teahouse lodge at Pheriche.
- After having breakfast, trek back to the tourist hub, Namche.
- The trail drops down to Orso, Somare, and Pangboche tracing the west bank of Imja river.
- Pass through the trail of dense forests via Debuche and Tengboche to reach Namche.
- Dinner and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
- Wake up in the lap of mountains and get ready to trace your way back to Phakding.
- Today the trail descends steeply downward before crossing the suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi river.
- From here, the trail becomes more level and natural. Walk through Rhododendron and Pine forests with the view of distant snow covered peaks before arriving at Phakding.
- Overnight at teahouse lodge at Phakding.
- Today, post breakfast, trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction.
- Reach Lukla by afternoon and have lunch.
- Later, relax and recall the experience of the lifetime journey.
- Have a fun chit chat session with your fellow trekkers and explore the surroundings as pleased.
- Overnight at teahouse lodge at Lukla.
- Post breakfast, get transferred to Lukla airport.
- Get on your flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
- Upon reaching Kathmandu, transfer from Kathmandu Airport to the hotel.
- Overnight at the hotel.
Stay Not Applicable
- Bid a warm farewell to your fellow trekkers. Everest Base Camp trek ends here.
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- Arrival / Departure Transfer from Kathmandu airport to the hotel
- 02 night’s accommodation in Kathmadnu on sharing basis
- Ground transfers according to the trek itinerary
- Transfer to/from the trek starting and ending point to the hotel by air or land transfer
- Three course of delicious and hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day as per the availability during trekking
- Camping/lodge accommodation on sharing basis on the trekking route
- Travel crew includes: guide, sherpas equipments(Guides are well trained for group management and high altitude treatment from Govt. authorities)
- Trekking permit (TIMS) national park & conservation fees
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu airfare
- First aid kit box
- All government taxes and service charges.
- Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International)
- Personal equipment’s and clothing
- Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc
- Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses
- Donations, tips & gratuities
- Extra porters if asked by the group.
- Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
- Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
- Quick Dry Tees
- Track Pants
- Cotton socks
- Pair of woolen socks
- Rain jacket or Poncho
- 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
- Quick-dry towel
- Windproof Jacket
- Woolen Cap
- Sun Cap
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
- Packed food
- Water Bottle 1
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Basic Medical Kit
- People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
- Trekking Pole
- Extra Polythene
HOW TO REACH
By Air: There are several roadway connections between India and Kathmandu and which are extensively used by the residents of both countries. Raxaul crossing near Patna in Bihar and Sunaili border crossing, accessible from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh are frequently used as India-Nepal border. Direct bus services from Delhi, Varanasi or Raxaul to Kathmandu are also available which take 7-10 hours to reach Kathmandu.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Kathmandu is Gorakhpur in UP which can be easily reached from Delhi. India to Kathmandu trains are not available at the moment so rest of the journey from Gorakhpur has to be done on road.
By Road: The best way to reach Kathmandu is via boarding a flight from India. Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, located only 6 km away from the city is the busiest and most popular one in the country. It is well-connected with multiple Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Bangalore and more, and covers the distance of 800 km in around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
Q: What is the minimum age to join Everest Base Camp trek?
A: The minimum age that is required for this trek is 18 years as it is a challenging trek and is not recommended to people below this age.
Q: How long is the trek to Everest Base Camp?
A: The total Everest Base Camp trek distance is 115 km covering in the total span of 14 nights and 15 days.
Q: What is the height of Everest Base Camp?
A: Everest Base Camp height is 17,600 ft above sea level. As the trek height is quite high it gets cold as soon as the altitude increases and the oxygen supply also drops. If you are planning a visit to this high altitude make sure that you are not suffering from any breathing problems!
Q: What are the must carry things for the trek to Everest Base Camp?
A: Woollen clothes Windproof jacket Hiking shoes, Snow boots, sandals or slippers Walking stick or a trekking pole Sunglasses with UV protection Sunscreen lotion Lip balm Torch with extra batteries Toiletries: Sanitizer, tissues, liquid soaps, paste and toothbrush Medicines Phone chargers or power bank Raincoat, extra shirts/t-shirts, and trekking pants Identity card Insulated water bottle Woolen fleece jackets
Q: What are the safety precautions on the trek to Everest Base Camp?
A: All the members of support staff are certified in wilderness first aid and are trained for all concerns related to high altitude. The staff will be carrying a first aid kit to ensure the maximum safety of the trekkers.
Q: What kind of food will be provided during the trek?
A: We make sure that wholesome and nutritious meals are provided during the Mount Everest Base Camp trek. We serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
Q: Is this trek safe for girls?
A: Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment for everyone on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trek who are very experienced and reliable.
Q: How big are the groups in the Mount Everest Base Camp trek?
A: Usually, we take 8-12 people in one batch including males and females.
Q: Is Diamox advisable for the trek to Everest Base Camp trek?
A: Yes. Since you are climbing up to a height of about 18, 192 feet above sea level, chances to experience the drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions are high. It may cause uneasiness to your body resulting in vomiting and breathlessness. Hence carry Diamox which will help you overcome the problems caused by acute mountain sickness as you climb the great heights.
Q: Is this trek good for solo travelers?
A: Yes. The difficulty level of Mount Everest Base Camp trek is moderate to difficult and the guides will always be there to help you whenever needed.
Q: How is Everest Base Camp weather?
A: While you are trekking to a high altitude, the Everest Base Camp temperature is sure to drop during the night. For this, it is advisable that you wear at least 3 layers of clothes to keep you warm. Daytimes are mostly warm.
Q: How difficult is this trek?
A: Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level is moderate to difficult. The trekkers need to be is a good shape to go for this trek.
Q: Tell me about the guides who will be accompanying me?
A: The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group.
Q: I am a solo female traveler. Do I need to share my accommodation with a male person?
A: No. Female trekkers share accommodation with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will get a separate room for yourself.
Q: What is the best time to go for Everest Base Camp trek?
A: The best months to embark on this trek are from March to May and from August to November.