Everest Base camp Trek (15 Days)

Everest Base camp Trek (15 Days)

Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are arduous, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. 

While trekking is possible in this area the whole year round, the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The winters are very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche, and also lodges may be closed above this altitude. Summers, on the other hand, are wet, and the spectacular peaks are often lost in the clouds. April and early May is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape. However, dust from the plains of India during the spring routinely provide less than ideal conditions for clear mountain views. The views are much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer you to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla  – Phakding (Trek Begin)

Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazar

Day 5: Acclimatization

Day 6: Namche Bazar – Tengboche

Day 7: Tengboche – Dingbuche

Day 8: Acclimatization

Day 9: Dinboche – Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Everest base Camp and Back to Gorek Shep

Day 11: Gorek Shep – Kalapatthar- Pheriche 

Day 12: Pheriche – Tengboche- Namche Bazar

Day 13: Namche Bazar – Phakding- Lukla

Day 14: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu (Trek End) 

Day 15: Final Departure

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport, Corporate Travels representative will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Thamel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.  Swayambhunath is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Evening meet with trekking guide in our office for a brief orientation on our trek and receive necessary documents. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla (flight) – Phakding (trek)

Our guide will pick you up at 5:30 am and drive to the airport. You will board the early morning flight at 6:30 AM and fly to Lukla (2750M) in about 45 minutes. After breakfast in Lukla, we will walk for about 4 hours to Phakding (2610M), a fairly plain terrain inhabited by Sherpas. Afterwards, we will follow upstream Dudhkoshi River and spend the night in a lodge.

Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazar

We will trek for nearly 7 hours to reach Namche Bazar (3440 m), the famous town in Solukhumbu. The last 3 hours of this trek will be tougher, but the beautiful sceneries on the way will make you will forget your tiredness. The night will be spent in a local teahouse.

Day 5: Acclimatization day

To help your body adjust with the high altitude conditions, we will spend the day for acclimatization. You can do some daytime hiking and explore Khumjung village and return to the teahouse at Namchebazar for the night stay.

Day 6: Namche Bazar – Tengboche

After a 6-7 hour trek, you will reach Tengboche (3860 m), a perfect viewpoint to observe beautiful peaks of Ama Dablam and Thamserku and a greater part of the Himalayan range in the Khumbu Region.

Day 7: Tengboche – Dingbuche

Dingbuche (4250 m) lies at about a walking distance of 6-7 hours. Due to the increasing altitude, you will be walking slower than on previous days.

Day 8: Acclimatization

This will be the second acclimatization day. You will be taken on a day trip to Chhukung Valley and back to Dingboche. Rest and rejuvenation are quite essential to continue the trekking next day.

Day 9: Dinboche – Lobuche

Our next stopover is Lobuche (4950M), at about a walking distance of 5-6 hours. Views of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and many more are the main highlights of the day.

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep – Everest base Camp and Back to Gorek Shep

The next segment of your trek, Lobuche to Gorek Shep (5160 m) is short and can be completed in about 3-4 hours, just in time for lunch. After resting for a few hours, we will take you on a walk to Everest Base Camp in the evening to sight the beautiful sunset over the majestic Mt. Everest.Then we return to Gorek Shep for overnight stay.

Day 11: Gorek Shep – Kalapatthar- Pheriche 

You will begin hiking (about 2 hours for Kalapatthar) early in the morning to Kalapatthar, lying at an altitude of 5550 m. This is well known as a perfect viewpoint to see all major parts of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest itself. If the weather permits, you will get to see a spellbinding sunrise, something you will not find elsewhere in the world. Take as many photographs as you like and go back to Gorek Shep for lunch. Shortly afterwards, you will descend back to Pheriche for our overnight stay.

Day 12: Pheriche – Tengboche- Namche Bazar

Trek for about 7-8 hours and from Pheriche to Tyangboche to Namche Bazar, the river valley is mostly down and easy then required an hour climbing over hill, this is the same way while you were trekking from Namche to Tyangboche. Walking to Namche is nice and pleasant. O/N at Namche.

Day 13: Namche Bazar – Phakding- Lukla

After Breakfast Trek down to Phkading-Lukla which normally takes about 7-8 hours walking and overnight at the hotel in Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu (flight)

Fly back to Kathmandu where we will transfer you to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest. Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N in Kathmandu.

Day 15, Final Departure

Our trip representative will assist you at your hotel and transfers you to international airport for your final departure on your required time.

Best Season:The best seasons to join this trek are autumn and spring. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.

Health & Experience: This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance: Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipment/Gears: Sleeping bag,Down jacket,LED headlight,Water bottle, First-aid kit,Water purification solution,Trekking poles,Raincoat,Sunglasses,Full fingers gloves,Socks,Thermal cap,Sunscreen

Notes: You can choose to bring these equipment yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light. We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.

We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking Permit (Sagarmatha National park ) fees.

 

Accommodation:Basic tea house accommodation during the trek (Toilet and bathroom will be outside of the room) twin sharing basis, 3 Star standard deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu, BB Plan on twin sharing basis.You have to pay extra if you need a single room. Cases may be different for solo travelers and odd number of  groups or genetically different peoples travelling together.

Meals: 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, which you can choose from the menu) during the trek and  breakfast in Kathmandu

Transportation: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket for clients and Guide. Airport – hotel – airport transfers by car. 

Documentation: Trekking permit (Sagarmatha Nationalpark fees) and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card

Human Resource: A professional and experienced trekking guide (English-speaking), a porter per two trekkers and he will carry up to 25 kg. All the expenses for the guide and porter(s) are covered such as wages, accommodation, meals, transportation, insurance, etc.

Tax/Service Charge: All applicable taxes, service charges or fees. We hereby guarantee you of no ‘hidden charges’ afterwards.

Emergency Rescue Service: Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. However, you must be already insured for such emergencies, and your insurance policy must cover helicopter evacuation. Moreover, you should provide your policy details and authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf.

 

All beverage (cold/Alcoholic drinks, bottled Mineral Water, boiled water, tea/coffee, etc.)

Any other expenses of personal nature (extra meals, battery charging fees, photography charges, Hot Shower, etc.)

Single supplementary

Tips or Donations

Temple entry fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu 

Your travel insurance

Nepal Visa

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Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking
  • Days: 14-16 days
  • Region: Everest
  • Best-Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn

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