Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Start: Kathmandu,Nepal Finish: Kathmandu,Nepal

Visiting: Kathmandu, Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche Khumjung 56000 Nepal, Gorakshep, Pheriche, Lukla, International Terminal


Duration: 13 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegans, Vegetarians

Tour code: NNTR-1000

Tour operator: Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub

Group size: 18 - 1

Age range: 8-68

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than in the Everest region. It is where four of the world's six tallest peaks Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Makalu(8463m), and Cho Oyu(8188m) rise above everything else, The Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world-famous climbers (the Sherpas). The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. It is an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on in 1953. But nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travellers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.

Highlights

  • iconMaking the approach to the Everest Base Camp, following in the footsteps of famous mountaineers.
  • iconAcend to the Everest base camp with support from our experienced team of guides, crew and support staff (porters)
  • iconExplore the Oldest and the biggest monastery of Khumbu reason, The Tengboche Monastery
  • iconWaking up on a crystal-clear Himalayan day and seeing 8,000-meter peaks towering over you.
  • iconExplore the unique lifestyle, culture, tradition and heart-warming hospitality of the Sherpa’s

Places You'll See

Lukla Airport
Namche Bazaar
Kalaphatter
Everest Base Camp & Khumbu Glassier
Sagarmatha National Park
Dingboche Village

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: No Meals

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office.
During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport,2 copies passport size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

icon Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2804m) trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hours

Location: Phakding

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

We have an early start with a short flight to STOL airstrip at Lukla. The Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla was established by Sir Edmund Hillary to help access the Everest region and the Sherpa people. It is a picturesque flight with marvelous views of the Eastern Himalaya. Once at Lukla we are immediately presented with views of huge peaks surrounding the village, offering a glimpse of what is to come. Our crew assembles and we head downhill towards the Dudh Kosi, a raging river that flows from the highest peaks.

We cross and re-cross the thundering glacial river, named "Dudh Kosi" (milk river) because of its color. Sections of today's walk are through pine forest and cleared areas to reveal terraced fields and a variety of crops. We pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek-gear along the trail. Spectacular mountain peaks unfold above us and seem to hover above the tree-line as they rise above the deep river valley.
Shortly after leaving camp we cross the Kusum Khola, a tributary stream to the Dudh Kosi, and the peak of Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) can be seen to the East, at the head of the valley. Further along the trail, across the valley to the North-West, Nupla (5885 m) and Kongde Ri (6093 m) rise above the forested ridges.
At a turn of the trail, Thamserku (6808 m) rises majestically, seemingly from the river floor Today's walk is not a long one, and you will be eager to press on. Slow down, and enjoy the journey.

icon Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), 5-6 hrs

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

This morning we pass through the gates of the Sagamartha National Park. The establishment of this national park is a significant attempt to stem the use of fire-wood in the area and the few local people who have a permit to cut wood must gain approval from the authorities on the basis of it being primarily for their personal use. We follow the river course to the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing our ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa 'capital' of Nepal.

It is a tough climb as the trail passes through the forest of pine to a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt Everest. The trail continues to climb and meander to Namche, and the sight of this prosperous village spread within a horse-shoe shaped valley opposite the beautiful peak of Kongde Ri is worth every step. After lunch, you may wish to peruse the Tibetan trader's stalls or the Sherpa shops in search of a bargain.

icon Day 4 : Acclimatization and rest day at Namche Bazaar.

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

Our trek will start with an incline to Syangboche airstrip and along the ridgeline towards Everest View Hotel. This pleasant walk has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Khangtega, Ama Dablam and many more.

After enjoying a quick tea and coffee break to the views, we will continue towards Khumjung village to visit Sir Edmond Hillary's famous "Schoolhouse in the clouds." This is the first school in the Khumbu region, built-in 1961 with the help of Sir Edmund Hillary and The Himalayan Trust. The school originally opened with only two classrooms but has since expanded to cater for over 350 students of different ages. After visiting, we descend to Namche Bazaar.

icon Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m), 5 - 6 hours

Location: Tyangboche

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

Our trek will start with an easy and flat trek to kyanjuma for about 2 hours. After tea break, another segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along with the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Koshi River, you enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. After your arrival at Tengboche, you will visit Tengboche monastery-the largest and the oldest monastery in the Everest region.

icon Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m), 5 - 6 hours

Location: Dingboche

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

You descent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards you with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes you to Pangboche.

The upper Pangboche trails reward you with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, you see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.

icon Day 7 : Acclimatization and rest day at Dingboche

Location: Dingboche

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. You spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

icon Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m), 5-6 hours

Location: Lobuche Khumjung 56000 Nepal

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

You start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where you find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest.
Next, you continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find yourself facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as you follow the valley to Lobuche.

icon Day 9 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m) then trek back to Gorakshep (5180m), 7 - 8 hours

Location: Gorakshep

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

You take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that you follow your lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. You pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp.

Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. You get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest.

icon Day 10 : Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5545m) then trek down to Pheriche (4240 m), 6 - 7 hours

Location: Pheriche

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

You prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that you get to see360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest.

You take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night's rest. Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike at Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together; afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest.

icon Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3442m), 6 -7 hours

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

You trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, your trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats.

The path eventually reaches Sansa from where you can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. You also pass winding trails then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.

icon Day 12 : Trek to Lukla (2804m) 4 - 5 hours

Location: Lukla

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Break

You snap a mixture of open plains and pine forests and in the distance snow-covered peaks. You walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while you walk through the villages. The trail descends steeply downward so you need to walk cautiously as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain.

After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After your arrival in Lukla, your stretches those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.

icon Day 13 : Fly to Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to see them now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.

icon Day 14 : Departure Kathmandu

Location: International Terminal

Meals: No Meals

Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.

What's Included

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    All the meals (Breakfast, Tea break, Lunch and Dinner) with seasonal fruits during the trek.

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    Assistant trekking guide(1 assistant trekking guide for every 5 trekkers ),

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    All necessary paperwork and permits(TIMS and National park entrance)

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    The farewell dinner in Kathmandu

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    Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets

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    All the twin sharing accommodation during the trek

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    3 night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

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    And Sherpa porters (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport food and lodging

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    All government and local taxes

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    All Airport hotel transfer by private vehicle

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    An experienced English speaking trekking guide,

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    Guided sightseeing tour with tour guide and private vehicle

What's Not Included

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    Extra night accommodating in Kathmandu (if in the case early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary)

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    Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal drinks, battery charge, bottle or boiling water, hot shower, wifi and or internet etc)

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    Nepal visas fee ( lowest fee available is for a 15-day visa costing 30$/person) International airfare to and from Kathmandu

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    Travel and rescue insurance

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    Excess luggage charges

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Got a question? Check out our Q&As

Ask A Question
What is the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The highest point of Everest Base Camp trek is Kalaphatter (5545m/18190ft), but Gorakshep (5180m/16895ft) is the highest place you spend the Night. Everest Base Camp (5365m/17600ft) itself is the second highest point of this trek.

What about the drinking Water During the trek?

Most of the trekking trails have mineral water bottles available. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katelyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.

Do I need to get Trekking Permits for Everest Base Camp trek?

Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! Every trekker who wants to trek in Everest reason of Nepal needs to get 3 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, 2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit and, 3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card. All of them will cost 60 us dollars for foreigners, 38 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 70 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.

What is the total distance of the Everest base camp trek?

About 130 Km/80.7 Miles is the Total distance of Everest Base Camp trek. However, Everest base camp trek can be done in many ways. From 9 days to 20 days. Depending on which trekking trail you take the distance can be different. So the distance can be different. 130 Km is the standard distance. Trekking Starting from Lukla and following the route through Dingboche village and ending at Lukla.

Do I need crampons in Everest Base Camp trek?

No, Normally for this Everest Base Camp trek you don't need the Crampons. It will be ideal if you are trekking in the pre and after wintertime. In the winter trail from Dingboche to Everest Base Camp and further is normally covered with snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.

    What happens if I need to leave/cancel the trek early?

    Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek in the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. You have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.

    What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp?

    The altitude of Everest Case amp is 5356 meters/17570 feet above the sea label.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Your Guide, Assistance Guide, Support Staff/Porters and other travellers with whom you are travelling.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Our Booking Confirm Latter.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    yes, they

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    yes, 5% of the Profit from your booking goes to Charity.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    1. Ensuring availability of sanitizers, masks & gloves during commute and at hotels 2.Thoroughly sanitized commute Vehicles, Hotel rooms and premises 3.

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Date Change. It will be possible to change the date of your trek/ tour. You need to let us know at least 20 days before your scheduled trip. We will deposit your advance money to the new trek, any time you can come to Nepal. If we are unlikely unable to postpone the trip our cancellation policy will apply.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    In all of our trekking and tour packages: The rooms, tents, and support staff/porters are based on twin sharing basis. It means 1 room for 2 individual and 1 support staff for 2 trekkers. If you wish to go get a single supplement you must have to inform us before the trip departure. A single supplement charge will be applied who doesn’t want to share room or support staff with another participant

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    no you can't

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    WE ARE IN THE FIELD FOR MORE THEN 12 YEARS.

Reviews

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