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Everest Base Camp Trek

18 days, Adventure Treks

Everest Base Camp Trek


Mt. Everest is the tallest peak in the world. Everest region is also the home of the Sherpa people and mysterious Yeti. It is located in the northeast of Nepal. The best known of all Himalayan tribal people, the Sherpas live mainly in this Solu Khumbu region at the foot of Mt. Everest and they establish themselves as the world famous high altitude climbers. The trek itself takes you amongst many Sherpa villages and fabulous mountain scenery. Walking through famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazar and Tengboche monastery will bring you a spectacular view of mesmerizing peak of Ama Dablam and Everest. Diverse range of wildlife, ethnic groups and vegetation are seen in this region. The best time to visit is spring and autumn.

Detail


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).
Arrive Kathmandu, and transfer to the hotel meet the guide staff. Rest and Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 02:  Kathmandu (B)
Chitwan National Park Breakfast in the hotel, we will visit the Swayambhunath Temple, said to be 2500 years Stupa on a hillock, which offers a breath-taking view of Kathmandu City and the Sunset view. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979.Next; we will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) if you are lucky, you will be able to have a glance of the famous living Goddess of Nepal name Kumari, Nepalese traditional cultural show with dinner at restaurant. After dinner you will be able to stroll along the busy street of Kathmandu city center. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu –Lukla (By Air) Trek To Phakding 2,660m (BLD)
Chitwan National Park In the morning we take a spectacular 40 min. flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, perched at 9400ft (2865m) in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. The flight is bound to be one of the most exhilarating you will ever take. Much of it is only a few thousand feet above ground and the views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as the closeness of some of the world's highest mountains make it a truly memorable experience. In Lukla the porters load up and we proceed to Phakding (8700ft, 2650m), an easy afternoon's scenic walk Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding Trek To Namache Bazar 3,440m (BLD)
Chitwan National Park Today there is a long, steep climb up to the town of Namche Bazaar (11300ft, 3440m), the main distractive and trading centre for the Khumbu region. The climb is, however, made easier by the distractions offered by the magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as our first views of Mt. Everest.

Day 05: Namchebazar-acclimatize 3,440m (BLD)
Acclimatization day at Namche. This day can be spent relaxing at NAMCHE, exploring the tiny shops in the bazaar and the local museum with exhibits of the flora, fauna, and history of the Everest region. You can also participate in an optional hike to some of the sherpa villages nearby, such as Kunde,Khumjung, or walk to Thame.

Day 06: Namchebazar Trek To Tyangboche (BLD)(3875m)
Chitwan National Park Morning visit to the colourful market, where local and Chinese goods (brought over the high passes from Tibet) can be seen and purchased. We then head for Tengboche, along a trail with spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Kantaiga, and Ama Dablam. Our campsite is at Tengboche (12700ft, one of the most impressive locations on earth and site of the region's most important Buddhist monastery (faithfully rebuilt since the 1989 fire). We will have the opportunity to explore the monastery and see monks at prayer.

Day 07: Tyangboche Trek To Dingbuche (BLD) 4252m.
Chitwan National Park Today 4-5 hour walking. Upon arrival Dingbuche, short excursion up the Imja Khola valley to Chukkung to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse's massive south wall. This is the second of our important acclimatization days, and it can be spent in Dingboche relaxing by the village stream enjoying scenic views of Ama Dablam.

Day 08: Dingbuche (BLD)
Aclimatize day in Dingbuche.Day trip to Pheriche and return.

Day 09: Dingbuche – Trek To Lobuche 4930m (BLD)
Chitwan National Park It is a short but steep climb up to Lobuche (16175ft, 4930m), which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Again the views are spectacular and the sunset on Nuptse, towering directly ahead of Lobuche is especially impressive.



Day 10: Lobuche – Trek To Gorakchep (5150m) (BLD)
Chitwan National Park This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 18200ft, 5545m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama possible: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. If possible we can stay and watch the awe-inspiring sunset on Everest and its neighbours. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 16950ft, 5170m, where we stay the night.

Day 11: Gorakchep Trek To Everest Base – Lobuche(BLD)
Chitwan National Park On this day we walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 17600ft, 5380m. , the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return to Labuche for overnight.

Day 12: Lobuche–Pangbuche(BLD).
From Upper Pangboche we descend to join the main trail above Tengboche and continue on down to Khumjung.

Day 13: Khumjung – Jorsale (Via Namche Bazar) (BLD).
From Khumjung we continue our descent via Namche to Jorsale.

Day 14: Jorsale – Lukla (BLD)
An easy day's walk brings us back to Lukla for our final night in the Khumbu. .

Day 15: Lukla –Kathmandu (By Air) Breakfast


Day 16-17: Kathmandu (Free and easy day) or extra day incase if Lukla flight cancel)


Day 18: Drive to Airport and fly back home (Breakfast)

Trip & Facts

    Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Minimum 4
  • Maximum Altitude:5500meters
  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Season:Oct/Nov & March,April,May
  • Accommodation:Hotel, Guest house
  • Transportation:Air to Lukla and return
  • Walking Hours a day:4 to 7 approximately
  • Duration:18 Days

Day 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU (1300m).
Day 02: ARRIVE – KATHMANDU(BD)
Day 03: Kathmandu –Lukla (By Air) Trek To Phakding 2,660m (BLD)
Day 04: Phakding Trek To Namache Bazar 3,440m (BLD)
Day 05: Namchebazar-acclimatize 3,440m (BLD)
Day 06: Namchebazar Trek To Tyangboche (BLD)(3875m)
Day 07: Tyangboche Trek To Dingbuche (BLD) 4252m.
Day 08: Dingbuche-Pheriche
Day 09: Dingbuche – Trek To Lobuche 4930m (BLD)
Day 10: Lobuche – Trek To Gorakchep (5150m) (BLD)
Day 11: Gorakchep Trek To Everest Base – Lobuche(BLD)
Day 12: Lobuche–Pangbuche(BLD).
Day 13: Khumjung – Jorsale (Via Namche Bazar) (BLD).
Day 14: Jorsale – Lukla (BLD)
Day 15: Lukla –Kathmandu (By Air) Breakfast
Day 16-17: Kathmandu (Free and easy day) or extra day incase if Lukla flight cancel)
Day 18: Drive to Airport and fly back home (Breakfast)

Includes/Excludes

Cost includes:
Airport pick up/drop off
Domestic airfare Kathmandu -Lukla –Kathmandu
Hotel in Karthmandu with breakfast
All meals during trek Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary in Nepal.
All necessary trekking equipment likes sleeping bag etc.
Trek permit fee, entrance fees during the trek
Service of guide and porters or Yaks and yak man during trek and their insurance and wages.
Half day city tour in Kathmandu.

Cost does not includes:
Room service
Beverage
Laundry
Travel insurance and all item of personal nature.
Recommended tipping guideline (Guide US$4 & Porters):
Per day per passenger
Visa application fee, US$40 for 1month,Airport Taxes if any.

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