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Everest Base Camp Trek

Description

This package involves trekking to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,357 m. / 15,500 ft high.  Travelers will be able to explore Sherpa villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs as well as visit heritage sites and interesting monasteries among a backdrop of high peaks.  Landscapes shift during this trek from beautiful alpine rhododendron and pine forests to barren and icy fields, and the panoramic views of the mountains is coupled with the hospitality of the Sherpas.
This trek to the Everest Region includes climbing Kalapatthar (5545m) for an overview of four of the world’s six tallest peaks in the Everest Region (Khumbu Region) including the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.  Following the 45-minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu stands the Tenzing Hilary Airpot. From here the trek continues through Namche Bazaar and enters into the Khumbu Region.  Additionally, Everest Base Camp Trekking Nepal gives the wonderful experience of Tibetan culture within the high elevation and colorful views of rhododendron and fir forests.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival, proceed to the outside of the airport terminal where our representative will wait for you to take you to the hotel which takes around 20 minutes.  Please look for your name which will be shown on signage.  Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.

Today we will take an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,827 m.) in the morning parallel to the Himalayas and adjacent to Nepal and China.  After 40 minutes we will land and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Kosi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding.

Today we start from Phakding and walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring. We go crossways to the Dudh Kosi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6,369 m.), Thamserku (6,623 m.) and so on.  The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar.  You will walk upstream on flat land from the bank to the fusion point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.  After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river, we will ascend to Namche Bazaar.  We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taweche is visible.  Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Today we will explore Namche Bazaar.  Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow.  The amazing scene visible from here includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After having our breakfast we also walk towards Thami (3,810 m.) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley or visit the national park headquarters to look at the strange displays of Sherpa culture and their way of life.
 

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867 m., 5-hour trek).
We will today descend down through the Khumjung community and move to the major path to Everest at Shanasa.  We will walk further to Trashinga and then move down to go across the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3,250 m.).  In the daytime, it is a wide and vertical ascend through fir, black juniper, pine, rhododendron forest and reach Tengboche Monastery.  Here we can see gigantic peaks AmaDablam, Kantega, Mount Everest etc.  We stay at a hotel in Tengboche tonight.

We will walk slightly down through the forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron at Debuche.  After passing the Imja Khola, the trail heads to Pangboche where we can see the beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam.  Then our route is to climb all the way through unwrapped alpine hillsides prior to another crossing of  the Imja Khola and reach Dingboche.

Today you will be free for an acclimation day.  You will hike up to Chukung and back to the hotel.

Today, we go to Pheriche and the trail goes up to the drain of the Khumbu.  Then after an hour, the path mounts up to the Khumbu Glacier.  Almost half of the climb to the moraine is Dughla.  Moving ahead from Dughla the trail keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine.  The path now moves on  the west part of the moraine prior to arriving at Lobuche.

We will trek towards Gorakshep today.  From this place we will walk up to Everest Base Camp then return back to Gorakshep for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest Base Camp

Early morning, hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, this will be the highest spot of the adventure, offering incredible views of mountains with Mt. Everest nearby.  We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek to Thugla, and downhill to Pheriche in a windy valley for an overnight stop

The return journey is much easier as the walk drops its height every few hours.  We walk downhill to Pangboche and then to a bridge with a two-hour climb to Tengboche.  Stop for lunch in Tengboche, then continue to Namche Bazzar.  Over night at Namche Bazaar.

Morning walk leads back to Phakding and from here back to Lukla with last and final climb of this fabulous adventure, on reaching Lukla, a last night dinner celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

We will wake up early in the morning and take a plane back to Kathmandu.  Then, we will transfer back to our hotel.  Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today we have free day.  We keep this day as a spare day in case flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is cancelled.

After breakfast you are free till departure time. If you have more time you can do shopping or sightseeing around Kathmandu. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your return trip.

What is included
  • All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu airfare
  • Domestic airport tax
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Encounter Nepal- www.encounternepal.com or Hotel Norbu Linka- www.hotelnorbulinka.com) or similar 2 or 3 star hotel as per availibility.
  • 11 nights accommodation in standard guest house/lodges during trekking
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • Farewell dinner
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) during trek
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are need to be returned after trek)
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.
What is excluded
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • City tour guide
  • Entrance fees in the monuments during city tour
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • All kind of drinks
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver
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TRIP FACTS

Starting Price $0
Duration 15 days
Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 5600 meters
Starting Point Kathmandu
Transport

All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle,Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu airfare

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Accommodation

2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during the trek

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during the trek

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