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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal
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Duration

14 day 13 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a one-time live tour that allows you to explore the beauty of the Himalayas. We at kharpunath travles have carefully designed our Everest Base Camp Trek tour so that you can enjoy every moment of the journey without having to deal with adversity. The trail is very enjoyable and includes a variety of climates and a variety of plants. Passing through Sagarmatha National Park and many mountain forests, you pass through this area.  Likewise, along the way, you will cross many impressive bridges and picturesque villages.  A spectacular view of the frozen Himalayan mountains as Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lahotse (8,516 m), iMt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Ou (8,201 m), Mt. Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Cong (6,187th), Lobche Peak (6,119th), Island Peak (6,189th), etc. It adorns the whole way.  Similarly, you will see attractive places all the way.

Every year hundreds of thousands of passengers travel to this route to experience just one pleasure. As you rise and fall, the trail becomes distant and lonely. You will reach Everest Base Camp where you can see beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains around you. Not only that, the trail comes from a magnificent stone view that greets you with spectacular sunsets over the Himalayan mountains. You will have enough time to free yourself from the turmoil of your life and understand the meaning of life.

You will learn to survive in the worst places without modern resources. For the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek or more inquiries, contact us at any time.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The highest airport in the world at Syangboche
  • Hike to Kalapathar (5545 m) reach Everest base camp (5364 m)
  • Explore the vibrant Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Visit ancient Tengboche monastery
  • Extensive Flora and Fauna

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! A city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, and discover colorful temples and grand pagodas.
Our representative guide will receive you from an international airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day you’ll explore this enthralling city.
In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief orientation about the trek. You can do shopping and buy your necessary trekking gears near the city. Finally, you’ll meet with the group for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Short flight to Lukla–Trek to Phakding

Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft (Lukla) and 2610m/8560 ft (Phakding)
Trekking hours: Approximately 3.5 hours
Highlights: Breathtaking scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the second day, you’ll begin your journey with a breath-taking Himalayan flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town perched on a mountainside and has an airport with a single runway.
After this scenic flight, you’ll again set off via blooming rhododendrons, magnolia trees, and pine forests to Phakding.
Once you reach Phakding, you can visit the local monastery. Rest of the time make sure to take good rest and be ready for the real challenge ahead!
You have enough options to choose for the accommodation and food during the overnight stay.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Explore Namche Bazaar better known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of Khumbu region. Also, its bakeries are famous for a good reason and this will be a great opportunity to indulge small luxuries
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the third day, you’ll be heading towards Namche Bazaar. The trek begins with a walk ascending via beautiful pine forests along the banks of Dudh Koshi river. You’ll cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge, named after the iconic Sir Edmund Hillary.
You’ll again walk into Sagarmatha National Park, here you’ll get to see some rare wild species such as Himalayan Bear, Thur, Red Panda, and many more.
Cherish the moment! Here you’ll get the first view of Mt. Everest.
After reaching Namche Bazaar, you’ll rest for the night. Better known as the gateway to Mt. Everest, Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of Khumbu region.
Also, you can stay at the Everest View Hotel, a luxurious hotel in the highest altitude in the world, if you choose to.

Day 4: Acclimatization day trip to Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Khumjung Village, a perfect place to get an insight into high-altitude life in the Himalaya
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the fourth day, you’ll take a rest day in Namche.
But actually, there will not be any rest at all. You’ll get a chance to adjust your body to the altitude. You need to also follow the advice “hike high and sleep low”. To adjust to higher altitude you’ve to hike to a higher elevation and then return to sleep at a lower elevation.
For acclimatization, you’ll take a day trip to Namche Bazaar. Here you’ll climb 300 meters to the town of Khumjung.
Also, you’ll visit some local schools and a Buddhist monastery.
You’ll spend your night at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche

Altitude: 3860m/12660ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the fifth day, the trail begins after walking across the stone steps to reach the Mongla Pass at an altitude of 3,975 m.
From here, you can get an awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Khumbila. All these mountains are regarded by Sherpas as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu region.
Tengboche is famous for the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. You’ll visit this monastery and receive a blessing. Here you’ll meet climbers who just came to receive a blessing before attempting the summit of Everest.
You also can read special prayers for the safety and success of the safe trek from the head lamas. And, in expedition season you may also get chance to greet those preparing for the the Everest expeditions.

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

Altitude: 4360m/14300ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: Soaring mountain views of Taboche, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse and many other peaks
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the sixth day, you’ll continue today through lush alpine forests. You’ll come across several small villages on the path. Here you’ll get a great opportunity to see how the local Nepalese live.
Passing via the Khumbila Khola valley and ascending towards the ridgeline, you will be awe-stricken by the surrounding landscapes. You will witness the jaw-dropping mountain: Mt. Taboche, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, and many other.
While you reach Dingboche, you’ll notice the landscape started to change. Treeline will be replaced with low shrub and a desert feel. You’ll love seeing the landscape changes. You’ll spend a night in Dingboche.

Day 7: Acclimatization day trip to Dingboche.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
The seventh day is your second acclimatization day and you’ll trek up a steep mountain to allow yourself to acclimatize.
The trail is quite, steep, and rocky at points, but at every turn, the vistas become more spectacular.
You’ll get some amazing views of Ama Dablam and other giant peaks with prayer flags at the viewpoint. If you wish and time allows you, you can climb another hour or to the top of the hill for even better views.
After admiring the view you’ll again retrace back to Dingboche and take rest for few hours. You’ll spend a night at Dingboche.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche

Altitude: 4940m/16207 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the eight days, you’ll head towards Lobuche via the steep terminal moraine left by the Khumbu Glacier. Gently, you’ll pass huge boulders displaced by the glacier.
You might feel little difficult while climbing uphill but don’t worry the jaw-dropping mountain views will keep you motivated!
At the top of the hill, there are numerous memorials for climbers who’ve lost their lives climbing Mt. Everest. You can spend some time there and commemorate their daring decision to choose Everest expedition.
After climbing for some time you’ll reach to Lobuche. Here you’ll find a small cluster of lodges and you’ll be almost at your highest altitude. You’ll spend your night at Lobuche.

Day 9: From Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep and trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) – back to Gorak Shep

Altitude: Gorak Shep (5170m/16961 ft) and Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Gorak Shep, Khumbu Glacier, and Everest Base Camp
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Finally, this is the most awaiting day of the whole journey as you’ll climb to EBC. On a ninth day, you’ll wake up early in the morning and move towards Gorak Shep, another small outpost of lodging. Actually, it was the original base camp in the 1953 expedition, the last before EBC.
As you continue the trail to Gorak Shep, the Khumbu Glacier will come into view soon. As you come near the Gorak Shep, the trail will become rough as you’ll be walking over a large rock, up and down.
After you reach Gorak Shep, you’ll take some rest and drop your backpack at Gorak Shep and move onward to EBC. Slowly walking at your own pace is recommended to prevent the high altitude sickness problem.
Slowly, you’ll approach the top of the Khumbu Glacier and soon you’ll get a view of the Khumbu Icefall.
After few hours of a hike, you’ll be at the site where so much history has been made, Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 m. The experience will intensify you more by the sense of achievement of making it up here. Well done!
Then, you’ll descend down the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you’ll take down your way to Gorak Shep and spend overnight.

Day 10: Hike up to Kala Pattar and then trek to Periche

Altitude: Periche (4270m/14070 ft) and Kala Pattar (5545m/18192 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 7 hours
Highlights: Kala Pattar, one of the best viewpoints for Mt. Everest
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the tenth day, you’ll hike to the highest point of your trek, Kala Pattar.
The one real fact is Mt. Everest cannot be seen from Base Camp, as the Mt. Lhotse sits right in front of it. So, it is considered the best viewpoint in the entire Khumbu region.
From the top of the hill, you’ll have 360-degree views of Himalayan giants like Khumbutse, Changtse, Lhotse, Nuptse, and of course Mt. Everest!
The views from the top are incredible!
Once you’ve captured all your moment, you’ll start heading towards Pheriche.
You’ll spend overnight at Pheriche.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Explore once again the heartland of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the eleventh day, you’ll reverse your steps from day 1 and 2 from the beginning of your trek as you’ll head down the massive hill before Namche.
You’ll start your hike with gentle up and down hills. Again, you’ll cross suspension bridges and pass through small villages. Here you’ll meet other trekkers heading towards the opposite direction.
After a few hours of a hike, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar, the capital city of Khumbu valley. After arriving here, you’ll have a huge relief. For obvious reason, there are lots of lodges, cafe, restaurants, and different shops. Here you can celebrate your accomplishment. You’ll spend a night at Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla

Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Explore Lukla valley and enjoy the final walk in the Everest region
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On the twelfth day, you’ll trek back and it’ll be your last day of the walk. Again, you’ll descend further down crossing several suspension bridges.
Trekking further all the way to Dudh Koshi river, you’ll arrive at Phakding. You’ll have some rest here and follow small ascend to Lukla.
Here, you can again enjoy some best cuisine and hot shower. This will be the final day in Everest region. You’ll spend last night of your trek in Lukla.
Once again, you can celebrate your successful journey with fellow trekkers.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

Highlights: Another breathtaking roaring mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Time for shopping and get relax
Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
On thirteen day, you’ll return back to Kathmandu from Lukla by twin-otter plane. Once again, you’ll be facing off with dramatic scenery on the way back.
You can enjoy the final views of these amazing snow-capped peaks. After arriving at Kathmandu you can spend the rest of day in Kathmandu celebrating your success. If you want you can explore the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives.
You’ll spend a night at Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure, or extend your tour for other activities in Nepal.

With final goodbyes, you’ll be heading back to your home. Our representatives will drop you off at an international airport.
You’ll surely take many wonderful adventurous moments with yourself. If you truly enjoyed your trip, share your Everest Base Camp trek experience with your loved ones.
Also, if you like to extend your vacations and stay in Nepal. We would be more than happy to serve you. To let us, please do contact us.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pickup and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
  • 1 professional and friendly, A class government licensed and well English speaking mountain guide.
  • 1 well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porter/s (one porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 25 kgs - 30kgs).
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Internal flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • In the worst case, assist with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizational requirements.
  • Nepal visa (can obtain at the airport or immigration counters at the borders: USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days and two passport size photographs is required).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee, drinking water, hot showers, battery charger and wifi / inernet.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Tour's Location

Everest Base Camp, Khumjung, Nepal

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