Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

One of the best treks in the world, The Everest trek is a window into traditional Sherpa villages and `gompas` (monasteries), their mountain Buddhist culture and their sacred peaks and valley. The trek takes trekkers to the very bottom of the world’s highest mountain- Everest (8,848m), also known as Chomolungma in Tibetan and Sagarmatha in Nepali. A short flight from Kathmandu takes you to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla , a small town and also the gateway into the Khumbu region. Since the trek is done in the Sagarmatha National Park, it houses 118 species of birds and numerous rare mammals such as Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda and Himalayan Wolves. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas with a visit to Everest base camp and KalaPatthar (5555m), a viewpoint recognized as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse etc.

This amazing trek can be done as a tea-house and lodges trek as there are plenty of lodges providing excellent facilities from attached bathrooms with hot showers, traditional Sherpa food, dal bhat and even western meals like pizzas, burgers, spaghetti, pasta, pies, delicious bakery items and plenty more. This trek into the heart of the Himalayas can be done from March – May and October – December for excellent weather and the best views.

Trip facts

Duration

17 Days

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Grade

Grade II

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu for official procedure: Cultural tour visit (optional)
  • Day 3: Transport to airport for scheduled flight to Lukla (2840m). Meet with your trek staffs and we start a moderate ascent to Phakding where we spend our first night. (2610m).
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) the region’s main commercial center.
  • Day 5: At Namche Bazar. Visit the Tourist Visitor Center and museum, or the Everest View Hotel for breathtaking views for acclimatization.
  • Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
  • Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4410m). Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers for acclimatization purposes.
  • Day 8: At Dingboche - At Dingboche: Acclimatization hike to Nagarjun view point 5100m for scenic views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama dablam, island peak.
  • Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4910m). Lobuche is one of the last overnight stops with lodging on the "trail to base camp".
  • Day 10: Trek to Visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorak Shep (5140m).
  • Day 11: On the return back to Pheriche, hike up Kala Pattar (5550m) the viewpoint for breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Lobhuche West (6145m) along with the Khumbu glacier.
  • Day 12: Trek back to Tengboche.
  • Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazar.
  • Day 14: Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 15: Schedule flight: Lukla-Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 16: In Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Departure

Map

Everest Base Camp

Cost includes

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic flights.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Standard lodge accommodation on a double room basis with meals during the trek.(breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Wages, accommodation and food for guide and porters. (2 trekkers share 1 porter on trek)
  • Applicable government and local taxes and insurance for guides and porters.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses, rescue evacuation.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellation, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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