Everest Base Camp Trek

Tick your to-do list of being base of the top of the world -Everest Base Camp, balcony view of planet's highest peak, Mount Everest from Kalapathar view point, play hide-and-sick in Khumbu glacier, listen cracking sounds of Khumbu and Nuptse ice-fall!!! Retrace the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, enjoy the hospitality of Sherpa village life and brush against the majesty of Mt. Everest in Solukhumbu region of Nepal.

Overview

Everest Base Camp Highlights Include:

  • Staggering and versatile Himal, Mountain, Glaciers and many more!
  • Close-up view of Mt. Everest (8848m), the world's highest peak, from where you may be able to follow the Everest ascent expedition teams, especially during the prime climbing seasons of spring and fall.
  • Experience the warmth of the Sherpa culture, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and unparalleled beauty.
  • Beautiful fir, juniper and rhododendron forests in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Tyangboche, the most famous and important Buddhist Monastery in Nepal.
  • Dingboche (14,295 ft.), possibly the highest altitude in the world where barley is grown.
  • Kala Patthar (18368 ft.) will open up and provide us 360-degree's panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and countless other spectacular Himalayan peaks.
  • Trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in Everest region of Nepal.


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OUTLINES OF ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU ( 1300M/4265FT) (A)

DAY 02: ESCORTED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING, TRIP PREPARATION (A,B)

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT), TREK TO JORSALLE (2805M/9200FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 04: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3,790M/12430FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 05: REST, ACCLIMATIZATION AND EXPLORATION DAY (A,B,L,D)

DAY 06: TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3,867M/13070FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 07: TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4358M/14295FT) 4-5 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 08: REST, ACCLIMATIZATION EXPLORATION DAY (A,B,L,D)

DAY 09: TREK TO LOBUCHE (4910M/16105FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 10: ASCEND KALA PATTAR (5,600M/18368FT) OR TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M/17595FT), BACK TO GORAKSHEP (5110M/16760FT) 8-9 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 11: ASCEND KALA PATTAR (5,600M/18368FT) OR TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M/17595FT), DESCEND TO PHERICHE (4243M/13917FT) 8-9 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 12: TREK TO PHORTSE (3,675M/12054FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 13: TREK TO NAMCHE (3440M/11280FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 14: TREK TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT) 7-8 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 15: FLY TO KATHMANDU (A,B)

DAY 16: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU (A,B)

DAY 17: ONWARD DESTINATION (B)

(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Permit fee
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee
  • Everest region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide (Get your own guide)
  • A local porter for each four of you
  • Local people operated room in lodges
  • All hot meals on trek as per itinerary order with our hygienic Eco-friendly Outdoor Menu
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • KTM-LUA-KTM round way internal flights
  • KTM & Lukla domestic airport tax
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trip success certificate (case of trip success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip


 

THE PRICE DOESN'T EXCLUDES:

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trip service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above

Details

DETAILS OF ITINERARY:

Retrace the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, enjoy the hospitality of Sherpa village life and brush against the majesty of Mt. Everest in Solukhumbu region of Nepal. The trek to Everest Base Camp, in the heart of Sagarmatha National Park, has become a rite of passage for many world travelers. The obvious goal is a close-up view of the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848m), from where we may well be able to follow the progress of Everest ascent expedition teams, especially during the prime climbing seasons of spring and fall.

Namche, the most prosperous and largest Sherpa village in Khumbu, offers you an epic view of Everest panorama, unique experience of the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and unparalleled beauty. Afterwards, we will traverse beautiful fir, juniper and rhododendron forests in Sagarmatha National Park on our way to the camping site near Tyangboche, the most important Tibetan Monastery in Nepal. While gradually gaining altitude we will arrive at Dingboche (14295ft/4358m), possibly the highest altitude in the world where barley is grown. We will hike up to Kala Patthar (5,600M/18368FT) through trekking along the lateral moraine of the Pumroi Glacier as well as Khumbu glacier. The view will open up and provide us with a 360-degree panorama and breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and countless other spectacular Himalayan peaks. From Gorak Shep we will continue to the actual Base Camp of Mt. Everest, home to all expeditions climbing the South Col route to the highest summit on Earth.

 

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Airport representative of Mountain Consultant Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel

 

DAY 02: WALKING TOUR IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS
Walking tour of Kathmandu's cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO for 3 hours including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & local markets towards South of Thamel. Later part of the rest of the day is for trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.

 

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO JORSALLE (2805M/9200FT) VIA PHAKDING (2610M/8560FT) 5-6 HRS
An early departure from the Kathmandu domestic airport will see us landing in Lukla a mere 35 minutes later, at the start of our journey to the Mount Everest Base Camp. This is one of the most spectacular and one of the 10th extreme flights in the world. As you fly east, the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north, will be on your left, with the rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south on your right. Lukla is situated high above the river on a shelf at 2,800m, and arriving there is a one off experience because the runway is on a slope and there is a difference of almost 60 metres between its lower and upper ends which all makes for an interesting landing! On arrival you can have a cup of tea to warm yourself up while your staffs sort out your baggage. Following cup of tea at Lukla, our trek will commence with a moderate walk to the junction of the Jiri trail at Chablung and from here we shall follow the Dudh Koshi River through the village of Ghat, and eventually to Phakding (2610m), three hours to the north. The path leads upstream along the valley, through areas of conifer trees and several more small villages. Another 2-3 hours walking will bring you to Chuma, Monjo and finally to Jorsalle, a picturesque village with several options of lodges, groceries and located below Thamserku Mountain (6,608m) at an altitude of 2805m/9200ft. We are trekking inside Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park the UNESCO listed Natural World Heritage Site already.

 

DAY 04: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3790M/12430FT) VIA NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11280FT) 6 HRS
A principal benefit of walking as far as Jorsalle on the first day is that you can walk up the steep hill to Namche. Since Namche is a stopover of every tourist, overnight stop at Khumjung is smart idea of avoiding touristic crowd of Namche as well as option of acclimatization. Shortly after leaving Jorsalle, we walk on alongside the river to arrive at the confluence of the Imja Drangka and the Nangpo Drangpo, which combine to form the Dudh Khosi. Crossing the river on a high bridge you start the steep climb to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill, we catch our first glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest and Lhotse, away to the northeast. Namche is the largest and most prosperous village in the Khumbu. Thamserku (6,608m) and Kwangde (6,224m) loom to the east and west and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. The narrow streets at its centre are a mixture of traditional and modern, with Sherpa homes mingled with cafes, handicraft shops and shops selling or renting trekking and climbing equipment, foodstuffs and vegetables, tennis shoes and Tibetan boots. Don't be surprised if, after the exertion of the climb and the rise in elevation, you feel a little tired and head-ache. You will feel better after a cup of tea and a rest. Overnight lodge

 

DAY 05: REST DAY AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
In order to assist with acclimatization, we will spend another day Khumjung. This rest day would be good for acclimatization as you would end up sleeping lower than you have climbed during the day – it is a mantra of good acclimatization to 'climb high, sleep low'. Everest View Hotel is perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea or a hot lemon while looking out at Everest and other Himalayan giants whereas visiting the clinic in Khunde and the Khumjung School to observe Hillary's work (supported by the Himalayan Trust) on Khumbu region is other stuff to do. The picturesque Gompa in Khumjung, set in a grove of trees above the houses of the village, is also well worth a visit which is famous for so-called yeti scalp. It is possible to climb the ridge above Khunde, to 4,238m, to view Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. You could also visit the memorial to Sir Edmund Hillary's wife and daughter who were tragically killed in an air accident. Overnight lodge


DAY 06: TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3,867M/12685FT) 5-6 HRS
The trail descends from Khumjung with chortens forming a dramatic frame to a view of Ama Dablam (6,696m) and Kangtaiga (6,779m), flanked by the towering heights of Sagarmatha (the Nepalese name for Everest), Lhotse and Nuptse. As you descend from the village first through walled fields and then through moss-covered rhododendron forest watch out for blood pheasant and Impeyan Pheasant scratching in the undergrowth. You then descend through forests of rhododendron and blue pine to the village of Trashinga – watch out here for the Tibetan traders selling their wares alongside the trail – they are very jolly ladies! You descend further to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phungithanga and then climb through beautiful forests to reach Thyangboche, the main monastery of the Khumbu area, sited on a saddle of the forested ridge. Thyangboche lies on the ridge at the base of Kangtaiga and this position affords panoramic views of the main peaks of Khumbu including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. There should be time this afternoon to visit the monastery - it is interesting to visit at the time of evening prayers. Remember that a small donation is normally expected when you visit monasteries. Overnight lodge.

 

DAY 07: TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4358M/14295FT) 4-5 HRS
Moving forward, the trail gravitates down and across the Imja Khola and on to the village of Pangboche (3,985m). You will probably be woken in the early hours, while it is still dark, by the sound of horns and cymbals as the monks have their first prayers of the day. You will have time to visit the monastery in the morning if you did not go yesterday. Then, leaving Thyangboche, your path descends through trees to Deboche where the small and atmospheric nunnery is well worth a visit. You pass further houses and 'mani' walls as the path continues along the river valley amongst the trees. After crossing a bridge over a picturesque gorge, the path gradually climbs, with stunning views of Ama Dablam ahead. There are numerous fantastic photo opportunities in both directions, and frequent chortens and mani walls to pass, as height is gained to reach the village of Pangboche. This is a very picturesque village with stone walled fields and there is a very interesting monastery set in trees at the top of the village. This is probably the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, possibility dating back as far as the first introduction of Buddhism into the Khumbu. There used to be a 'yeti' scalp and claw kept here but they were stolen some years ago. From Pangboche the path ascends above the village, the sparse landscape now reflecting the height. You pass some yak herders' cottages and walled fields at Orsho before crossing a stream and making a final steep ascent to Dingboche. The village of Dingboche is set in a stunning position, surrounded by high peaks. In summer months they grow barley here – possibly the highest altitude in the world at which this crop is grown. For acclimatization you need to spend two nights around the 4,000m level and Dingboche, lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive for this than Pheriche, another settlement situated on the other side of the ridge. Overnight Lodge.

 

DAY 08: REST, EXPLORATION AND ACCLIMATIZATION
There are several opportunities for interesting acclimatization walks in this region. It is possible to walk up the ridge behind the village to make an energetic ascent of Naga Dzong Ri. This is a steep but not technically difficult ascent to a summit at 5083 meters, from where there are stunning views of Makalu and Amphu Laptse. You can take in the small temple of Nagartsang Gompa on the way down – there is a nice sheltered terrace here from where you can enjoy the views. You will descend in time for lunch in the village. It is possible to walk up the valley to the yak grazing pastures at Chukhung (4,730m) – a 4-5 hour round trip. Overnight Lodge.

 

DAY 09: TREK TO LOBUCHE (4910M/16105FT) 5-6 HRS
You ascend the ridge to a large chorten above Dingboche village and then it is an easy walk up a wide, grassy plateau. The peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse tower above and it is possible to see Pheriche in the valley below to your left. At the tiny hamlet of Duglha you reach a jumble of rocks which marks the terminal moraine at the base of the Khumbu glacier. Proceeding higher up on the moraine towards a leveled area, we encounter commemorative shrines to the mountaineers who have lost their lives in the Khumbu region. The landscape is now wild and rocky and there is a real feeling of being high in the mountains. Following the often frozen stream at one side of the moraine you soon reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. This rather bleak spot was once a yak grazing settlement and was then inhabited only during the summer months but now it is open throughout the winter serving trekkers and climbers and is the jumping off point for Everest Base Camp and Kalar Patar. The massive peak of Nuptse (7879m) arrogantly announces itself from a distance, foolishly convinced that she dominates the Himalayan skyline and sunset over Nuptse is impressive. It is worth walking over to the moraine to view the moraine covered glacier behind it. Overnight Lodge.

 

DAY 10: ASCEND KALA PATTAR (5,600M/18368FT) OR TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M/17595FT), BACK TO GORAKSHEP (5110M/16760FT) 8-9 HRS (A,B,L,D)
From Lobuche you head north-east, along the side of the Khumbu Glacier through jumbled moraine and shattered rock. There is almost no vegetation here. Even so, small coveys of the delightful Tibetan Snow Cock can often be seen along the way or heard calling from the hillsides. You make several energetic ups and downs across the moraine and descend to Gorak Shep. Gorakshep is our base to attempt Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp since both of places doesn't have lodge settlement. After three hours of tough moraine walk, we have lunch and nap for a while. Your head guide make right decision after observing the movement of cloud. If the skies clear, we ascend another five hundreds metre to Kalapathar from where we have 360-degree magnificent views across to Everest, looking down over the Base Camp area. An early start is essential to get there before any cloud comes down and it will probably be very cold when you set off. Make sure to have something for breakfast even if you don't feel like it as you will need the energy! You are at high altitude so take some snacks to keep you going along the way and be sure to have your water bottle filled when you set off. From Gorak Shep to Kala Patar (4 hours return trek) Although not far this next stage is a tough ascent of approximately 3 hours until you finally reach the rocky summit of Kalar Pattar at 5,600m – quite literally the high-point of your trek! From here there are great views of the summit of Everest as well as other Himalayan giants - Pumori (7,145m), the Tibetan peak Changtse (4,501m), Nuptse, Lhotse and countless other needles and snow fluted ridges. You can also look down on the Khumbu glacier where base camp is located during the climbing season in late spring. Overnight Lodge.

 

DAY 11: ASCEND KALA PATTAR (5,600M/18368FT) OR TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364M/17595FT), DESCEND TO PHERICHE (4243M/13917FT) 8-9 HRS (A,B,L,D)
One more busy day to wake up early in the morning to catch sunrise view from Kalapathar if we couldn't do sunset view from Kalapathar last evening. Otherwise, heading to Everest Base Camp for close-up views of Khumbu & Nuptse Icefall, Khumbu & Nuptse Glacier and most importantly, tick on your checklist that you made base of the top of the world. Make sure to have something for breakfast even if you don't feel like it as you will need the energy! You are at high altitude so take some snacks to keep you going along the way and be sure to have your water bottle filled when you set off. From Gorak Shep it is a long, fairly arduous trek to base camp, initially following the top of the moraine and then descending onto the boulder-strewn glacier. In the climbing season you may follow mountaineering groups, or yaks carrying supplies, but at other times there are just a series of small cairns along the route. There are no views of apex of Everest from Base Camp, just close-up views of the terrifying Khumbu ice-fall since the Khumbu Icefall obstructs the summit of Everest. After taking some photos and spending some half an hour, we head back to Gorakshep for lunch and descend continue down to Pheriche. Overnight lodge.

 

DAY 12: TREK TO PHORTSE (3,675M/12054FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
Today will seem more relaxed than the past few days. It is pleasant walk to descend from Pheriche, enjoying beautiful views of Amadablam and Taboche along the way. We descend further to Pangboche, the highest all year round settlement in the valley. From Pangboche we take a wonderful high trail above the Imja Drengkha river. This trail undulates along the valley side and you have fabulous views across to the mountains and Thyangboche perched on its ridge. Also, as you walk look out for Himalayan thar grazing among the boulders and lammergeyer vultures, himalayan griffon vultures and golden eagles flying overhead. Finally after about 2-3 hours you round a corner and the isolated village of Phortse lies below you, situated in a spectacular spot on a promontory overlooking the Dudh Kosi in one direction and the Imja Drengka in the other. You walk down through the village and then descend more steeply through birch and rhododendron forest to the river (look out for musk deer and pheasants in these lovely quiet woods). You cross the river and then passing a couple of isolated houses there is one hour's final ascent to the Mong La (3,973m), a small pass marked by a chorten, birth place of Lama Sagwa Dorje. Mong La looks down on the junction of the Dudh Koshi River coming down from the Ngozumpa Glacier up in the Gokyo Valley and the Imja Drengka which comes down from Everest. At the pass, there are a couple of pleasant lodges and a very large chorten and prayer flags. The views from here are absolutely magical, particularly of Ama Dablam (6,814m). Overnight lodge

 

DAY 13: TREK TO NAMCHE (3440M/11280FT) 5-6 HRS
From Mong La you traverse across the hillside and then descend on steep stone steps to Tashinga (last chances for souvenir shopping with the Tibetan ladies!). You then climb to Kangzhuma and take the high trail which roller coasters round the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. Again you have fabulous views of the mountains across the valley – principally Thamserkhu and Kang Taiga. You then descend into Namche before making the knee crunching descent back down to the valley. The warmer climate should offer a good opportunity to finally shed a layer or two. You will still have wonderful views, and the chance to relax in slightly warmer valley surroundings. Trek back down the Dudh Kosi valley for a short way past the checkpoint at Jorsale to CHUMA. Overnight lodge.

 

DAY 14: TREK TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT) 7-8 HRS
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. The trail to Lukla follows the upward route as far as Chablung, and then turns off above the village of Chaunrikharka towards Lukla. The trail, leading uphill to the left, climbs steadily past a few Bhattis (small restaurant and local liquor shop) and the school. After a final steep climb there is a collection of houses and Bhattis in Tamang Tole, a new settlement near to Lukla. As you approach the airstrip the houses and hotels rapidly proliferate. On arrival you can finally relax and enjoy a last night in Himalaya with plenty of celebratory beers at one of the several Irish/Scottish pubs in Lukla at the same place at where you had enjoyed cups of Starbucks and/or illy coffe. Overnight Lodge

 

DAY 15: FLY TO KATHMANDU
Another chance to enjoy this adrenaline flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

 

DAY 16: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

 

DAY 17: ONWARD DESTINATION
Breakfast at hotel in the morning. We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward destination.

 

Price

PRICE:

Package Price (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Economic Trekking Service

1340

1156

954

908

890

Not Applicable

Standard Trekking Service

1736

1472

1174

1126

1108

Not Applicable

Deluxe Trekking Service

2098

1794

1409

1348

1324

Not Applicable

* Price is subject to change according to the service you select from our package.

 

Non Package (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Bed & Breakfast Basis

 

Guiding Hiring Service

 

Guide-cum-Porter Hiring Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porter Hiring Service

 

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