Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek

This is one of the most spectacular treks in the Himalayas, along routes lined and carved out by beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones. Not only is Everest Base exceptionally close the world's highest mountain (8,850m) but it is also home to the wonderful friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, and variety of cultures, traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries.

Not only is this an enjoyable climb, but it also offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the Everest region, with impressive and memorable views of Amadablan and Lhotse face, as well as the distant peak of Makalu, reaching a height of 8475m.

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day-3: Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

Day-4: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs).

Day-5: Rest day at Namche

Day-6: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).

Day-7: Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4,312m) (5 hrs).

Day-8: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).

Day-9: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs).

Day-10: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m). / Retrace your steps to Dingboche (4,410m)

Day-11: Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m)

Day-12: Trek to Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs).

Day-13: Trek Namche to Phakding (2,610m). (3-4 hours).

Day-14: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) (3 hrs).

Day-15: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m). Hotel Overnight.

Day-16: Free day

Day-17: Transfer to airport. Final departure.

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Everest Base Camp Detailed Itinerary

Day-1: Kathmandu
Kathmandu overnight at the Hotel

Day02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and some preparations for the climb.

Day-3: Flight: Kathmandu (1,310m) - Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m). (2-3 hours).
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself.The airfield is on a slope and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Here, you will meet with your trekking crew and identify your gear.Then, after lunch we will begin the trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2,610 m. Camp or Lodge overnight.

Day-4: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m) (5-6 hrs).
We continue north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where we officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park. After we have cleared our trekking permits, we continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. This is the administrative centre of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. We will also get glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail along the way.

Day-5: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
Namche is the famous picturesque Sherpa village and we will spend a day at rest, or to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa museum. Overnight Camp or Lodge.

Day-6: Trek Namche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).Our trek today will afford us incredible views of the soaring peaks of Thamserku as we steadily descend to the Imja Khola and have lunch at Phunki. Here, we will see a series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch will begin our 2 hr ascent to the famous Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) -one of the most beautiful places in the world. Overnight Camp or Lodge.

Day-7: Trek Tengboche to Pheriche (4,312m) (5 hrs).
We set off up to Imja Khola valley towards Pangboche at 3,900m and stop for lunch. Later, we will visit the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp before moving on towards the summer village of Pheriche (4,260m). Overnight Camp or Lodge.

Day-8: Trek Pheriche to Lobuche (4,920m) (4-5 hrs).
We ascend up a small ridge and contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier and stop for lunch at Dhugla (4,600m). After lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are breathtaking. We continue again along the moraine and overnight at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (4,930m. Overnight Lodge.

Day-9: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) (4 hrs).
Our trekking distance today is not so far, but we will wake early in the morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa for our next night stop. Overnight Lodge.

Day-10: Hike up to Kalapatthar / Everest Base Camp / Retrace your steps to Lobuche (4,920m)
We will head off early morning up Kala Patthar for breathtaking views of Everest. We then return and continue to Dingboche for our overnight stay in a lodge.

Day-11: Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m) (5 hrs).
Today we have a relatively easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, before climb up the famous Tengboche Monastery. Camp or Lodge overnight.

Day-12: Trek to Namche (3,440m) (4 hrs).
The trail today will descend quite steeply as we head back down towards Namche. To get to camp, there will be a steep climb to reach our overnight stop.

Day-13: Trek Namche to Phakding (2,610m). (3-4 hours).
We trek down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi to the small village of Phakding. Overnight Camp or Lodge.

Day-14: Phakding to Lukla (2,840m) (3 hrs).
Trek further to the mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing! Overnight Camp or Lodge at Lukla.

Day-15: Flight: Lukla (2,840m) - Kathmandu (1,310m). Hotel Overnight.

Day-16: Free day

Day-17: Final Departure.

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Nepal Visa Information

Tourist entry visas can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following entry points in Nepal:

Tribhuvan International Airport,
Kathmandu Kakarvitta,
Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Parsa (Central Nepal)
Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal

Tourist Visa Fees Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Everest Base Camp
Duration 20 Days
Best time April to October
Sleeping Hotels and Tents
Altitude 6160m

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Trek Grade: 3CFP
Very long days with steep paths, boulders, rock and ice. Glaciers and snow will be encountered at high altitude. Increased presence of rocky glacial moraines and ice ridges. Climb entails some technical sections where ropes, crampons and ice picks may be needed. No prior Technical experience is helpful but not required. Snow gullies and ridges of around 45 degrees. Altitudes up to 6000m. High risk of altitude sickness.

Good cardio vascular fitness is needed with weight and circuit training and running. Lots of hill cycling. Backpacks will weight about 4-5kg and contain water, camera and essentials. Cycle weight loss in the region of 4kg.

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Dates and Costs

All of these treks are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

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Price includes
Local English speaking guide
Private transfers
Entrance fees
Flight: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
Park fees and climbing permits Trekking arrangement, including all camping equipment and tents
Tent, Dinning Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, Chairs, Mattresses, Hot Water Bags etc.
All meals while trekking
Hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing, including breakfast).
One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (for Kathmandu joining)
All ground transfer as per our itinerary
Dinner with Nepalese Cultural program (for Kathmandu joining)

Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Porters tips
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.
Airport Taxes (see below)
Extra expenses and/or additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)

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