Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

TT2158

 Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal

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Quick Facts

  • Trekking Months: September, October, November, December, March, Arpil & May
  • Trek Start point: Lukla : Trek End point: Lukla
  • Maximun altitude: 5545m Kalapatthar
  • Everest base camp: 5364 Meters
  • Major Mountain peaks: Kongde peak, Thamaserku mountain, Kangtega, Ama dablam, Taboche, Cho La Che, Island Peak, Pumo Ri, Lobuche East and West, Nuptse, Lotse, Lingtrain, khumbutse, Lo La, and Supreme peak Mt. Everest.
  • Major village: Chaurikharka, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Khumjung, deboche, Pangboche, Dingboche , Pheruche
  • Major people: Originally Sherpa but now you can see mix due to the tourism business

Itinerary

DAY 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Luka 40 min. Trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 - 4 hrs Transport to domestic airport from where you are staying in Kathmandu. After 40 minute of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Cordillera de Monte Kwongde. Overnight in Phakding (2652 m).

DAY 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) hrs starting from a slight rise to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the walk. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m) Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that it provides a very near image of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m) 5 - 6 hrs From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where you find the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by a clear dwarf fires and Rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542 m) Everest (8,848 m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) offers an inspiring panorama of gigantic Himalayan. You will be visiting the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4360) 5 to 6 hrs In the morning you can have the spectacular views of the mountain and monastery in Tengboche. You will put most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the North, the path goes through several walls chortens and peanuts along with the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Amadablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you cana enjoyed the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes and Island Peak are the beautiful and great views from Dingboch. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization (4360) On the 8th day you will be climbing back down rather than just resting in the height. You can go for a short walk of 400 meters, ascending Nangkartshang Gompa in the North of the range, Dingboche from Nangkartshang which offers good scenic view. Makalau (8463 m), alternatively can follow an epic trail along the Imja Khola to Chhukung which may be longer walk taking 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4940m) On the 9th day you will continue your trip through the Alpine region Dingboche high concluded Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in tented camp.

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Gorakshep 7 to 8 hrs In the first section of trek you will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gokrak Shep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorekshep, then walked to the base camp of Everest and explore the area which is famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the rigors of freezing and brave climbers to the summit of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, trekking you will be trekking back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 09: Trekking to Kala Patthar (5545m) back to Pheriche (4280 m) 7-8 hrs You will leave early tomorrow morning on the11th day and the weather is also bright and clear most of the time which is the best part to climb the Kalapathar and is the highlight of the trip, You will be rewarded with the points of viewing 360 degrees spectacular views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar to Tengboche through Pangboche 6-7 hrs You will walk along the hillside covered with Rhododendrons and junipers. If it is spring, you will be enchanted with pink and red flowers of rhododendron flames around you. Tengboche the trail drops to Phunki Thanga, from where all the way passes through pine forests and encompasses with an opportunity to see wildlife such as Mountain Goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. At last you will reach Namche for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11:  Back to Lukla (2850 meters) Today, the trail descends steeply down before crossing the suspension bridges Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail becomes more plain and natural. Although the forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees along with the view of the snow peak distance traveled before reaching Phakding. After taking lunch you will be continuing the trek to Lukla. The last night with this crew trek is will be memorable. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Flight to Kathmandu On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were the part of trekking. From Lukla you will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu then transport to the hotel where you will stay.

  • One of the top 10 treks in the world.
  • Great views of Mountains like Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Mt Lhotse etc.
  • Beautiful Sherpa Villages.
  • Attractive Nature and Monasteries.
  • The areas around Khumbu are commonly known as the Everest Region. It is the home of the Sherpa and the mysterious Yeti. This trek comprises the Everest Base Camp along with the Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tyangboche and the whole of Solukhumbu, which is nestled in the laps of looming Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and also the mount Ama Dablam. The trek to Khumbu area is not only famous for trekking and expeditions but to explore the culture of Sherpa. One can enjoy and learn Sherpa culture very closely by visiting this region. The complete trek starts from Jiri to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is the best option for those visitors who have limited time. Most of the flights depend on weather condition. However, helicopter services and chartered flights are also available as per your request. The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. There are several trekking routes within the Khumbu Region like Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp and the Syangbochhe trek.
  • The vegetation at lower levels is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees; at around 4500m the forest gives way to Juniper and rhododendron scrub. The park contains a variety of mammals, Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the Himalayan black bear are all native to the park.The famed Sherpa people, whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, live in the region. The renowned Tengboche and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rimdu. In addition to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries that you will come across on your travails in this region.
Stay Envisaged Stars Destination Nights
Guesthouse
Phakding 1
Guesthouse
Namche Bazaar 1
Guesthouse
Namche 2
Tented Camp
Tengboche 1
Guesthouse
Dingboche 2
Tented Camp
Lobuche 1
Tented Camp
Gorakshep 1
Guesthouse
Pheriche 1
Guesthouse
Lukla 1
Inclusions
  • Airpot pickup and drop (Both International and Domestic)
  • Pre-trek meeting
  • All meals during trek (Main course-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare (Guest and Guide)
  • Government licensed holder - English Speaking guide during the trek
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Guide salary, allowance, his insurance as well as meals during the treks.
  • Sagarmatha National park fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System fees (TIMS)
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
Exclusions
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40  Details in Visa Page
  • International flight from and to Nepal.
  • Accomodation during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking)
  • Porter for treking (INR 12,000 for 12 days). Porter carries maximum 15-20 kg.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • All Soft/hard drinks
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
Terms and Conditions

Price: 

No. of People                    Price per Person

  1-1                                     INR 65,499 for India (for others USD 1,175)

  2-5                                     INR 60,499 for India (for others USD 1,025)

  6-9                                     INR 56,999 for India (for others USD 925)

  10+                                    INR 52,999 for India (for others USD 875)

To book you must pay 25% of the total amount and you must pay rest one month before the departure.

Things to Carry:

  • Warm backpacking sleeping bag.
  • Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go.
  • Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • 2-3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters)
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream..
  • Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
  • Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation charge of 20% of the booked amount before 30 days prior to departure date.
  • Cancellation charge of 40% of the booked amount between 30-15 days prior to departure date.
  • Cancellation charge of 100% of the booked amount after 15 days prior to departure date.

NOTE: Processing fees of 3% would be charged for the above mentioned cancellation charges.  

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Trail Overview

Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than the Everest region. It is where four of the world's six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu rise above everything else, crowning the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayans. The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers (the Sherpas). The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. It is an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. But nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close. Embark on this Epic 12 days expedition and make your dream come true.  

Duration : 12 Days
Trail Type : Any Date
Location : Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal
Maximum number of people : 20
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