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Everest Base Camp Trek

4 days in Kathmandu, 14 days Trekking, 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu, Total 18 days trip

Scenic Mountain flight to Lukla, Namche Bazzar, Khumjung Sherpa Village, Views of Everest and Khumbu Ice fall from Kalapathar, Close views of Ama Dablam and several high Himalayan peaks, Thyangboche monastery, Sherpa heartland

 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu region. This Everet Base Camp trek is starting and ending at Lukla. Lukla is the entering points to Everest Region those who will take flight. Everest Base Camp Trek leads us through high valleys, traditional Villages and high spectacular mountains which include the World's Highest Heritage "Sagarmatha National Park" including Namche Bazzar, which is recognized as Khumbu's Sherpa Capital.

This trek can be started from Shivalaya or Jiri or from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek. Fly to Lukla and starting a trek is popular trekking route than the driving to Jiri from Kathmandu and starting trek from there. If you have time, one way to beat the crowds is to walk in from Shivalaya or Jiri and fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu also. While you will on trek be sure to schedule acclimatization days at Namche and Pheriche to avoid altitude sickness.

The trek reaches a high point of Kalapathar(5545m), a small peak offering superb views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas. You can schedule your trekking plan yourself considering your time available. You will visit Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung and Tengboche Monastery during your trek. You will encounter with panoramic views of Ama Dabla, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. For acclimatization you walk up to Khhumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on. You may also take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic views of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) takes about seven hours. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appears at the front of you. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kalapathar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. You can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867 m.) takes approximately four hours. Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. From Khumjung village another 30 minute walk brings you to the village of Khunde. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours. The trail descends steeply for about one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and downs to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17: Kathmandu free day, evening we serve with culture show overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Final departure, transfer to airport

Trip Price:

Starts from: US $ 1260.00 | Max. : US $ 1620

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

  • Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
  • Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
  • Travelling time(Season)
  • Extra services

Note: The trek can be operated in both teahouse and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

Included in the price

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  • accomodation hotel in kathmandu as per Itineary
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking Tour guide with the facility of car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides and Porters will be Government Licensed holder with friendly and good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Area Permit for Everest/Sagarmatha National Park
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Everest Trek.

Not included in the price

  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Airfare domestic / international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.)( Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos)
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Extra Tea and Coffee.
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request)
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like (if you can not walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have t o pay them directly
  • Tips to staff. After working everyone expect some Tips , we never tell you fixed amount ,because it is up to you and up to their service ,but generally tourist use to give10% of total cost

 

 

Fact of the Trek:

Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 18 Days(4 days Ktm+14 days trek)

Trip Type: Tea House/Camping

Price: Starts from US$1260

Trekking Grade: Moderate

Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )

Transportation: Land or Flight

Accommodation: Hotel/ Resort (Kathmandu ) & tea house( during the trek )or camping

Highest access of the trek: Everest Base Camp (5486m)

Culture: Sherpa

Trekking Map

Everest Trekking Map

Testimonials

Kathmandu Tour+ Village tour May 2010

I highly recommend Kedar Neupane Managing Director of Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd and he's team for any of your trekking activities, or sightseeing in Nepal. He has taken me to the most beautiful places I have ever seen.............

Dr Harry Rowe
Kurtstieler strasse
Possenhofen 82343
Germany

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What type of physical condition is necessary for this trip?

A. Everest base camp trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you go on your journey. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or disease must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure.

Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

A. Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall of TIA, he/she will be displaying an Actual Adventure sign board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Q. What is the best season for this trekking?

A. Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.

Q. What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

A. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Q. What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

A. 11 night’s Trekking Guesthouse, 4 nights three/four star hotels in Kathmandu.

We use standard rooms from three/four star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the Everest base camp trekking routes teahouses/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Actual Adventuresleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. We usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is downstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Q. What kind of food can I eat in trekking?

A. In Everest base camp trek most teahouses (lodges) cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

Q. What sort of transportation you use?

A. Actual Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure, with that in mind, where we think you will get more out of your holiday by using different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalaya tours and enhances the experience!
We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.
For the internal flights from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu, the airlines we use are Yeti, Sita, and Tara

Q. Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

A. These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters!

Q. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

A. There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls.

Q. Can I use credit cards in the places visit in trekking?

A. In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave those cities behind, all you need is cash.

Q. How much additional money do I need per day?

A. In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 10 - 15 for a lunch / dinner. It’s all depends on your spending habits. US$8 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates and few drinks in trekking.

Q. Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

A. This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from 20USD to 1000 USD per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Q. Is the dring water safe to drink?

A. In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Q. What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?

A. *Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
*Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
*Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
*Flight tickets
*Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Q. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A. A hoilday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Q. Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

A. Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

Q. What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?

A. In major places (Namche Bazar, Lukla), we arrange guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.

Q. Do you know about how many total miles the trek is?

A. Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.

Q. What immunizations will I need?

A. No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.
We also recommend:
- A dental check-up prior to travelling.
- That you know your blood group in case of emergency.
That if you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Actual Adventureat the time of your booking.

How to Extend your Trip ?

If you have extra time to spend in Nepal. We suggest you to join this short adventure trips for your holidays. May you may interested on

Trishuli 1 day Rafting Package

Chitwan 2 nights/3 Days Jungle Safari

Paragliding in Pokhara

Bungy Jumping
Yoga ,Meditation and Foot, Body massage

 

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