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Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Country
    CountryNepal
  • Duration
    Duration15 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude5545
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Per Day Walking4-5 Hours
  • accommodation
    AccommodationHotel/Camp
  • Level
    GradeAdventurous
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

Everest base camp trekking is without uncertainty a standout amongst the most popular travel destination on the planet. Without a doubt Mount Everest Base Camp (5380m) has been mainstream trekking destination since the epic climbing of Mount Everest Summit (8848 meter) on May 29th, 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hilary. The trekking leads to the lap of world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. NUptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and thousands of snowcapped peaks. It offers you the chance to go through Sagarmatha National Park (World heritage site), get in the shocking mountain perspectives, and chances to explore the villages and lifestyle of brave sherpa climber.

With the iconic views in the Khumbu region, Everest base camp stay excites you with adrenaline on the natural paradise of unequaled Himalayan beauty which is ultimate destination for visitors from around the world.

Everest base Camp is the base for operation for climbing on the southern route to Everest’s Summit. The spectacular location where climbs are launched; provides the legendary Khumbu Icefall, the major obstacle on the way up the mountain. Base camp is a memorable location of past tragedy and glory and will be crowded with expedition tents in May. The exhilarating feeling of being at this historic locale is like nothing else in the Himalaya. The experience usually include a visit to one of the best viewpoint on earth, Kalapattar (5555 meters) with an unobstructed view of Everest and nearby mountains, and beneath lies the Khumbu Glacier and scenic alpine valley down which it flows.

The trekking starts from a 45 minute flight Lukla and follows the Dudh Koshi valley to Namchhe and from Tangbochhe Monastery to Khumbu Glacier and the hospitable Sherpas and their tradition, exquisite food and culture which makes every trekker will be going back home with the memories to cherish and enjoy for the rest of the life.

Khumbu, where the Everest base camp trekking settels, is populated by the renowned high mountain people, the Sherpa who still follow a customary way of life in this area. The Everest base Camp trip allows insight into their lifestyle and associated Buddhist monasteries, really perched in or near settlements rare wildlife in the stark highlands include the musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Blue Sheep, snow leopard, snow cock, and pheasant.

Hardcore trekkers can start their journey to Everest Base Camp from Jiri, Shivalaya or Bhandar following the legendary footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, which they imprinted more than 60 years ago. This hardcore trek will add a week to ten days in your schedule but will make your legs and lungs in shape and dedicated. Believed that the Jiri-Basecamp walk has enough to give to eualize it with toughness of climbing Everest.

Departure & Return

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Domestic Flight

Kathmandu – Lukla

Accommodation

Available Best Guesthouse 

Useful Information !

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

For Everest region Trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form to Lukla. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Lukla ) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure will charter a helicopter to ensure your international flight.

The cost of helicopter charter is not included in your entire tour cost. So you can directly pay to our Kathmandu Office. We accept cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit card (Master Card, Visa Card, National Card only) . You will be given a receipt upon payment so That you may claim the insurance. The begins for US$ 600 to US$ 3500 depending on the number of group.

Insurance
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.

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Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive at Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport (1300m), Where Our Global Holidays Adventure's representative meets you,transfer you to hotel near by Thamel. We will explain about your program in evening time.

Overnight at hotel with Breakfast.

Day 02

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m), 3/4 hrs.
Transfer to airport at early in the morning for Lukla flight. Flight for Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. THe airfield is at high elevation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 460 meters.

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Day 03

Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 m), 5/6 hrs.
Today, we follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. Namche bazaar is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dreied meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts,
Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchats. We will spend two days in Namche for acclimatisations, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks.

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, lunch and Dinner .

Day 04

Acclimatization day in Namche.
This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow ascent into thin Air. After breakfast we will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3720 m) where the local airport is located. From a hill top above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak, Lhotse peak, and Ama Dablam. On arrival at Khumjung(3,780 m), you could visit the Hilary school before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses. After lunch we will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3840 m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2 hours ascent back to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is Known as the gateway of the Everest region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. We will spend a second night in Namche.

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05

Trek to Tengboche (3860 m), 5/6 hrs.
The flat and easy trail leads towards the view of Mt. Everest, then descends deep into the Dudh Koshi valley at Pungki Thanka, from here it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m). It is the spritual center of the Khumbu. We can see Mt. Everest, Amadablam and its surrounding from khumbu.

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06

Trek to Dingboche (4410 m), 5/6 hrs, O/N at Guesthouse.
Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imja khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900 m), Perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks, the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, Known as the ' summer valley'. 

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07

Second Acclimatization day.
This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100 meters. After breakfast we ascend Nagerjun (5100 m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day- ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119 m), Lobuche west (6145 m), Taboche Peak (6367 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Kangtega (6685 m) and Ama Dablam (6856 m). On a clear day you could even see Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountian, including great views of the Pheriche valley. After a short rest we will start the descent back to Dingboche - the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch you should take a well deserved rest, afternoon tempratures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. We will spend a second night in Dingboche. 

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08

Trek to Lobuche (4910 m), 5/6 hrs,
Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekker Aid post at Pheriche (4240 m), staffed by western volunteer docters and supported by the Himalayan rescue association which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. Come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures if Lobuche (4910 m).

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09

Trek to Everest Base camp (5160 m), then return to Gorepahep, 5/6 hrs,
After a short climb through meadows, look down on the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar, the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After couple of hours we will get at Goreksheep, and continue our journey to Everest Base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs, combined with altitude, this can be a tiring portion- but the journey is worth it.After 3 hrs of hiking we will arrive at Base camp and enjoy views of the Khumbu Glacier and icefall, where Everest expeditions begin.

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10

Hiking to Kalapattar (5545 m),
The best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then we trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Pheriche (4210 m). 

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11

Trek to Namche, 6/7 hrs,
Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma and easier trail to Namche. 

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12

Trek to Lukla, 6/7 hrs,
The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi river to the small mountian airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. 

Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 13

Fly back to Kathamndu (1337 m). Evening time farewell dinner.
After 30 minutes scenic flight we will reach to Kathmadnu. 

Overnight at Hotel with Breakfast.

Day 14

Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Evening PCR test.

Overnight at Hotel with Breakfast.

Day 15

Final departure transfer to airport. 

Services Include
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight.
  • Stander teahouse accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and boils water during the trekking.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
  • Necessary staff with experience English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters.
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Trekking permits and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and Sleeping
  • bag are to be returned after the trip).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • All government and local taxes.
Services Not Include
  • Nepal visa fee (Bring accurate cash and two passport size Photographs)
  • International airfare
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Personal expenses (phone call, bar bills, battery recharge, shower heater etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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FAQ

How can I enter Nepal ?

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

Visa Info: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 125 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Why trek with Global Holidays Adventure ?

Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organized everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & non-profit organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism Board, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

What is Tea a House Trekking ?

Tea House are local lodges where you get to eat and sleep during your trek. There are plenty of tea houses across all the trekking routes in Nepal. A tea house trek means that you get to stop and rest each day at a tea house during your trekking period. Unlike camping treks you don’t have to carry food, tents and other items during a tea house trek.

Camping trek: Camping treks require us to carry tents, Kitchen gear, food and other equipment. Unlike tea house treks camping treks are more adventures.

what is the best time of the year for trekking ?

In Nepal, there are two seasons which are considered prime time for trekking. These times range from Feb-May and Sep-Nov. There are places to visit during Monsoon season ( June-August), such as Upper Mustang and Upper West part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these treks are in the “Rain Shadow” and virtually untouched by Nepal Monsoon. Our Philosophy is simple. We believe in ” Sustainable Tourism through eco friendly practices’.

What is the weather like in Nepal ?

Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot ( 37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May and Sep-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon ( June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.

what type of shape do I need for this trip ?

HA offers trekking opportunities for all every age and fitness level. Our treks are graded on difficulty level, 1 being the easiest and 5 being for advanced trekkers. The level of difficulty is based on the altitude and natural terrain of the trek. The difficulty levels for each trek can be found on each individual itinerary of both our website and brochures.

Is some one going to meet ne at airport for pick up?

IS SOMEONE GOING TO METT ME AT THE AIRPORT ?
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three
months.

How do I pay to Global Holidays Adventure ?

After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveler Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

What shot of accommodation do I expect in Kathmandu and trekking ?

In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It’s depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it’s good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. 

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isn’t hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

Do the guide and support staff speak English ?

Most of guides speak fluently English and some speak well. Some of the support staff do speak little English and some do not speak.

What is our daily routine while in trekking ?

Daily Routine starting from 7 am. Wake-up 7 am, start trek before 8 after breakfast, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm lunch and trek end 3:30 to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

What kind of foods can I expect in trekking ?

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( 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 items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. YOu can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will take on the way to destination.

What is the weather and temperature like in trekking ?

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 makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

Can I charge my camera batteries on my trip ?

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!

Do I need to tip my Guide and porters how Much would that be ?

This is difficult things to tell. It’s up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. 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.

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

Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate. Flight ticket. Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

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