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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts

Best Season :
March-May and September- December
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
Phakding
End Point:
lukla
Altitude:
5545m, Kala Patthar
Per Day Hiking:
5-7 Hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and Guest house
Hotel nights:
3 nights
Lodge/Guesthouse nights:
12 nights
Phone Network Access:
Yes

Highlights

  • Take a tour around Kathmandu valley admiring the UNESCO listed heritage sites.
  • An exhilarating scenic flight to Lukla.
  • Astounding views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Tawache from Everest view Hotel.
  • Spiritual center of Khumbhu region – Tengboche monastery
  • Jaw dropping views of highest peaks of Everest region as you ascend up to Kalapatthar.
  • Unique flora and fauna of mountainous region
  • Cultural insights of Sherpa people, their tradition and lifestyle.

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is probably one of the most cherished treks of all times. The word – Everest in itself is enough to anyone to recognize it as the world’s highest mountain and who wouldn’t want to be there? On the top of the world. It would be an achievement of lifetime. Your dream journey  – Everest Base Camp Trek initiates with a flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla which is nothing less than a mountain flight. The flight can be quite exhilarating but the snow clad mountains that rises parallel to you looks heavenly. A flight to Lukla will take you to the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Kumbhu region is enriched with the tallest mountains of the world namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho –oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more.

As you reach Lukla, you take a path that takes you down along the Dudhkoshi river. You follow the river and cross a long suspension bridge over it. Also a long well paved path takes you to Phakding. Moving ahead with the journey, you pass the village of Monjo and enter Sagarmatha National Park. You continue with the undulating path that goes up and down until you reach Namche bazaar. Namche Bazar is a popular buzzing town in Khumbu region which is also the main hub for trading. Similarly, you walk along the narrow and busy path of Namche to Tengboche.  Tengboche is a popular monastery on the way to Everest. The monastery offers some close and fantastic views of mountains.

After beholding the beauty of sky dominating mountains, you move ahead through the yak pastures of Dingboche and Lobuche to Gorekshep. As you move upward, you can feel the thin air in the atmosphere. A little bit ahead from Gorekshep, you will find yourself in front of the mighty mountains standing tall one after the other. Likewise, you cannot help your eyes wander from one peak to another as you will be standing on the top of the world i.e. The Everest Base Camp! Your hike to Kalapatthar with be even more enchanting as you will be able to see the sunrise and sunset amidst the quaint mountains. Hence, the golden rays of sun on the glittering white snow is a superb combination.

So, are you ready for this lifetime journey – Everest Base Camp Trek with Himal Eco Trek? We will make your travel more fun, comfortable and safe. Therefore, book a trip with us and we will not give you a chance to complain. Pack your bags and get on your seat belts because Himal Eco Treks is at your service. All in all you just have to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature with a warm hospitality of Sherpa people in Everest.

 

 

 


Itinerary Overview

Day 1-2
Kathmandu in a hotel and sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 3
Fly to lukla (40 minutes flight)
Trek to phakding (3-4 hrs trek)

Day 4-13
Trekking  (maximum 5-7 hrs trek)
Maximum altitude-  5545, kalapatthar
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar and Dingboche
Accommodation in a guest house during the trek

Day 14-16
2days and 2 nights in Kathmandu and  departure day


Detail Itinerary

You will be welcomed by us at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. Enjoy your time at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel for the sightseeing tour. Enjoy the historical and cultural aspect of Nepal in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath stupa. Today’s day is set aside for any last minute preparation for your trek if necessary.

Today, we initiate our trekking journey with an absolutely amazing flight to Lukla( 40 minutes). Endure the awesomeness of being parallel to sky dominating peaks with a wonderful landscape beneath! As we arrive Lukla, we make our way along the Dudhkoshi river to Phakding via Cheplung village. Overnight halt at a guesthouse in Phakding.

Today, we head to one of the happening towns in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar. At first we pass village of Jorsale and enter the Sagarmatha National park. The backdrop of the beautiful mountains in Everest region, mani stone and carved walls with prayers, everything during our trek is simply outstanding. You will pass some not so pleasing trail on the way, however, the unique flora and fauna along with the excitement of crossing long suspension bridge in the way will keep you alive. Overnight stay at Namche.

Today, we spend our day in Namche itself as this day is set aside for acclimatization. Marching forward without proper acclimatization may lead to altitude sickness. Therefore, today, we wander around the joyful village of Namche and hike up to Everest View Hotel with Synagboche Airport on the way. The views of the mountains from Everest View Hotel is fabulous. You can enjoy your sip of tea or coffee enjoying the awesome views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, etc. The museum and photo gallery on our way back is also another attraction of the day. Overnight stay at Namche.

We live the lively village of Namche and move ahead following our trail. The trail undulates up and down through the rhododendron forest to Tengboche. The views of the mountains along our way to Tengboche is awesome. Tengboche is a view point that offers close up views of mountains in Everest region. More than this, Tengboche is a popular spiritual center that possesses a popular monastery known as Tengboche monastery. We visit the monastery and enjoy the views of mountains from the monastery. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tengboche.

Admiring the beauty from Tengboche, we head to Dingboche today. We cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola and ascend to Pangboche that lies between beautiful Mani stones. We further climb up to the vibrant and charming Sherpa settlement of Dingboche. Dingboche is a popular summer valley at the high altitude region that bestows stunning views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak. Overnight at guesthouse in Dingboche.

As we reach Dingboche, we spend an extra day here for acclimatization purpose. We can wander around the valley or hike up to Nagerjun. Hike up to Nagerjun is best recommended for acclimatization. Though you need some rest, hiking up will add to your journey further. Today, we hike up a hill that lies on edge of Chhukung valley. The walk is steep and strenuous but the panoramic views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku and Ama Dablam from the top is outstanding. On a clear day, you can get some stunning views of Makalu too. After this steep climb up, we descend down slowly to Dingboche in the evening for overnight stay. We stay at a guesthouse in Nagerjun for the night.

Today, we leave Dingboche and continue along the trail to the wide valley to Dughla. On the way, we pass the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche which is regulated by Western volunteer doctors and assisted by the Himalayan Rescue Association. It offers necessary treatments to trekkers. We pass rock-strewn slants on the way and climb up to Chupki Lhara with stunning views of mountains. We can see the apex of Chupki Lhara adorned with prayer flags and Mani stones. We further walk down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine for scenic views of Khumbutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, and Pumori. From here, we continue walking until we reach Lobuche. We stay at a guesthouse in Lobuche for the night.

Today, we head to our ultimate destination – The Everest Base Camp. We march slowly from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Goreshep. We can see some colourful prayer flags and stones piled up as we reach the Everest Base Camp. The moment in Everest Base camp(5364m) can be one of the best feeling you have ever had and you will ever have. Rejoice your time in the Base Camp. Overnight halt near the Everest Base Camp.

Today is yet another beautiful day that you will rejoice for ever and ever. We hike up to Kalapattar( 5545m) for the close up views of the mountains in the Everest region. The golden rays of the sun glittering in the White Mountain snow, you would surely wish for the time to freeze there, at that moment. The awesome views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and many more standing tall one after the other, you couldn’t have asked for anything more. After the beautiful hike up to Kalapatthar, we descend down to Pheriche(4288m) via Gorekshep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pheriche.

Today, we retrace our footsteps back from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. We walk through same ups and downs, through the same rhododendron and pine forests to the buzzling town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

Today, we leave Namche and stroll down through the same well paved path to Lukla. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Today, we head back to the capital city – Kathmandu, the place from where we started our journey. Overnight in the hotel.

Today is your leisure day in Kathmandu. You can either rest or stroll across the valley for shopping or anything else as per your preference. Overnight in the hotel.

Finally, it is time for us to bid you a goodbye. Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.


Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu  inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek.
  • A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • Permit fees of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All necessary trekking gear

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.

Accommodation

We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. You can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.


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