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A Glimpse of Everest Base Camp Treks - 14 Days

A Glimpse of Everest Base Camp Treks
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Our Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary customized for beginners to experience trekkers with hassle free airport to airport services. A scenic ‘35 minutes flight’ from capital city Kathmandu brings you Lukla, gateway to Everest Base Camp. Then, this 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking route raises though the Sherpa villages over countless ridges and closer to the ice-giants than any other treks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking difficulty minimizes the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by two rest and acclimatization days before conquering Everest Base Camp. From Namche Bazaar, we visit the National Park headquarters with displays of local flora and fauna and the culture of the Khumbu Sherpas. An afternoon walk to the Sherpa village of Khumjung offers an authentic experience of Sherpa traditional life. Magnificent views include Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam (The Jewel), Island Peak plus the Everest – Lhotse – Nuptse group.

High Sherpa villages Pangboche and Dingboche, offer another acclimatization stop: walk to Nangkartshang Hill for fitness at the higher altitudes. See unparalleled views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse glaciers. As the altitude rises, the temperature drops, forests give way to alpine scrub, rock and ice. The last village is Gorak Shep: walk to view the ring of peaks surrounding Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) on the Khumbu Glacier and the ice fall towards the summit.

An early morning sunrise climb to Kala Pathar offers terrific view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and many more above 6,800m Himalayas.

Best Time to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp is Spring (March-April and May), Autumn (September, October and November), though this trek can be done comfortably through all four seasons. Our Everest Base Camp Trek cost includes 2 nights boutique Hotel in Kathmandu, domestic flights, legal trekking documents, guided trek on full board and trekking equipment: duffel bag, comfortable sleeping bag and walking poles.

Our Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary customized for beginners to experience trekkers with hassle free airport to airport services. A scenic ‘35 minutes flight’ from capital city Kathmandu brings you Lukla, gateway to Everest Base Camp. Then, this 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking route raises though the Sherpa villages over countless ridges and closer to the ice-giants than any other treks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking difficulty minimizes the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by two rest and acclimatization days before conquering Everest Base Camp. From Namche Bazaar, we visit the National Park headquarters with displays of local flora and fauna and the culture of the Khumbu Sherpas. An afternoon walk to the Sherpa village of Khumjung offers an authentic experience of Sherpa traditional life. Magnificent views include Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam (The Jewel), Island Peak plus the Everest – Lhotse – Nuptse group.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs 8 km

Early morning, transfer to domestic airport and fly to Lukla (2,780m /9,175ft) gateway to Everest Base Camp 35 minutes Trans Himalaya flight. Culminate dramatic landing on a hillside Lukla, introduce porters and downhill to beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before ascending to Ghat ((2,530m /8,350ft) Trail climbs gently again about an hour to final destination Phakding.

Overnight at Lodge in Phakding

Day 3
Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs

Trek leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole a national park permit check point with the tranquility view of glistering Mt. Thamserku (6,618 m) Trail continues through the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Trail climbs steadily crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse ridge. About 3 hours ascend through the wonderful pine forest finally, reach a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar.

Overnight in Namche Bazar at Lodge

Day 4
Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day

This is a scheduled acclimatization day on the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Be active and roam rather than laze around: climb high and sleep low is the acclimatisation advice. Namche Bazaar has ATMs, cyber cafés, delicious restaurant food and bakeries, plus a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre on the hillock: with informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna. Take an entertaining side trip to the large traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest – in a sea of lesser peaks.

Return to Namche Bazaar for the night

Day 5
Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs. 10 km

After breakfast, our trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird) Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. The famous Tengoche Gompa (Tengboche Monastery) with the background view of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks. During October/November in full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with masked dancing and Tibetan opera in the monastery courtyard.

Overnight at Lodge in Tengboche

Day 6
Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hrs, 8km

Today, our trail descends to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls and nun monastery. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Strasm) and gradually ascend to Pangboche with the towering view of Ama Dablam (most beautiful mountain in Everest region) Trail follows upstream closer to Imja River fairly moderate up toward Imja valley. The trail fairly seen open to the confluence of Lobuche river and begin last part of the day to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals.

Overnight in Tenboche at Lodge

Day 7
Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day

This is another scheduled rest day on the trek and will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. An enjoyable 3-4 hrs side walk, 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche village can be the best choice. This vintage point offers Mt. Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest Mountain in the world to the east and awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam and valley floor. If you have more energy, continue to Nangkartshang Hill summit (5090m) for additional adventure and thrill.

Return from the rarefied air to Dingboche for the night

Day 8
Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 /16,207ft): 7km, 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, our trail climbs to ridge with the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse. Trail continues through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft) crossing a wooden bridge on roaring stream. Trail leads steep up to gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then bears left to the group of memorialsto lost climbers and Sherpas, including Scott Fischer who died in the 1996, Everest disaster. This place has awesome view of Khumbutse (6623m), Lingtren (6697), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal.Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse an Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream about an hour to Lobuche.

Overnight in Dingboche at Lodge

Day 9
Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) Gorak Shep : 15km, 8-10 hrs

Morning, our trek follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.

Overnight at Lodge in Gorakshep

Day 10
Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) - Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070 ft), 15km, 8-10 hrs

A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. Drop back to Gorak Shep for breakfast, and then retrace your steps down to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night.

Overnight in Pheriche at Lodge

Day 11
Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft), 15km, 8-9 hrs

Today’s trail gradually descends to Deboche before a mild rise through rhododendron forest to the hilltop village of Tengboche which has an important monastery and great views in all directions. A long descent, leads to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) on the Imja Khola: the trek’s lowest point north of Lukla. The path then climbs to Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo) beyond which it broadens for the pleasant contour walk back to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge

Day 12
Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft), 18km, 7-8 hrs

From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale (where we exit the National Park), Monjo, Phakding, then crosses the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters.

Overnight in Lukla at Lodge

Day 13
Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel

Day 14
Farewell

Transfer to Airport for your home departure.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop by private Transport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 7 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 7 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$890 USD$870/person
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Total $ 870 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car and Plane
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 5,364m Everest Base Camp
  • Moderate to Strenuous