Everest Base Camp Trekking

Start: Kathmandu Finish: Kathmandu

Visiting: Kathmandu, Phakding, Manjo, Namche Bazar, Phortse, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Pheriche, Tyangboche, Thamel


Duration: 16 Nights

Physical rating: Low, Medium, High

Special diets catered: MeatVegetarians

Tour Operator: Nepal Nomad Trekking

Group size: 15 - 16

Age range: 15-71

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2000 $1800

Tour Overview

An outstanding high altitude Everest Base Camp Trekking 5600m where adventures are scattered all over the Everest Base Camp Map; a quest to battle with stunning challenges. Breathtaking journey into the rich Kumbu Region connecting the trails to the world’s tallest snow crown- Mt. Everest 8848.86; Trekking in Everest Region is nothing else but pure delight. Blended with extreme thrills, traditional cultures, astonishing nature, unforgettable memories, Everest Kalapathar Venture raises you up to the spectacular heights closer to the dramatic Himalayas of Nepal. This exhilarating trek is a ticket to set out on a mission to create stories of Himalayan Adventures in the rawest world of nature.

Highlights

  • icon Thrilling escalation to the famous view point of Kumbu- Kalapthar 5643m.
  • icon An entirely surreal journey to dive into the charms of snow glazed jewels- Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Ice Fall, Imja Glacier.
  • iconUndoubtedly a life altering adventure into the abode of world’s snow crown- Mt. Everest 8848.86m.
  • icon Witness the traditional cultures nurtured in the serene Himalayas inhabited by ethnic communities- Sherpa, Rai, Tamang.
  • icon Trace your ways into the rich natural vicinity of Sagarmatha National Park where exotic wildlife is protected.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Kathmandu arrival 1360m

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Your excitement to encounter the tallest snow giant of the world cannot be controlled as you fly out to Nepal with grand views of mountains looking at you and land in Tribhuwan International Airport. One of our staff will be there to receive you after you have cleared out the airport procedures. You will be safely escorted to your hotel and relax to subdue the jet lag. Later a short briefing will be done about the trek then a warm authentic Nepali dinner will be served to you as a welcome gesture.

icon Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

The capital city is definitely the heart of the country with cultures so ancient, history so rich, traditions so pure, and architectures so intricate each place you choose to explore has a distinct vibe of its own. Walking through the narrow streets into the vibrant crowd, Kathmandu Sightseeing takes you to a journey into the richness of the country. Swayambu Stupa: Driving amidst the city roads bring you the serene hill top where the Swayambu Stupa with its giant eyes painted on whitewashed spherical stupa look over the entire city guiding each of our actions with the teachings of Buddhism. The stupa hosts many Hindu temples in its surroundings a depiction of religious cordiality between the religions. Bouddha Stupa: The largest stupa built honouring Gautam Buddha by an old woman and her 4 sons. The vast structure of Bouddhanath is built on top of mandalas and devotees encircle the epitome performing sacred rite called ‘Kora’. The shiny top ornamented with vibrant prayer flags lift up the glory of the entire premises. Pashupati Temple: A major sacred temple for the Hindus where the mighty Lord Shiva is worshipped with great devotion, Pashupati Temple is an ancient Shikhar Style structure built alongside the holy Bagmati Khola. The final rites of the Hindus are performed in the vicinity of the temple signifying human body has its end. Kathmandu Durbar Square: Touring around Kathmandu Durbar Square is like travelling back in the history. The intricate wooden arts in the bricked palaces where the monarchs resided, the ringing of bells, the vast courtyards, the shiny golden temple; Kathmandu Durbar Square holds a warm place in your hearts.

icon Day 3 : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding 2652m

Location: Phakding

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Once you have checked out from the hotel, you will be taken to the domestic airport then board the flight to Lukla. It is important to fly when the weather condition is favourable, if the weather is not stable there are chances that your flight will be delayed. Flight to Lukla is like a roller-coaster ride, you get goosebumps all over. After landing, your luggage will be allocated to the porters and you will hit the grounds and trek to Phakding. The trails to Phakding is a beautiful journey where you follow Dudh Koshi and scenes of Mount Kongde 6187m and Kusum Kanguru 6367m reveal themselves showering their charms on you. Your night on this day will be spent in a comfortable local lodge.

icon Day 4 : Phakding - Monjo 2835m

Location: Manjo

Accommodation: Family owned lodges

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today holds a short walk as you cross the suspension bridge over the massive Dudh Koshi departing from Phakding. Refreshing yourself with the beauty of nature spread all across the trails enrooted with pines and rhododendrons where Mt. Thamserku 6,608m and Kusum Kanguru 6367m showcase themselves in front of the infinite blue sky, you reach Monjo a traditional settlement. This short trek which is for about 3 hours introduces you to mountain altitude and a perfect way to get your body used to with the altitude. Enjoy a warm meal at the lodge and snuggle up in your room as tomorrow holds another journey in the wild.

icon Day 5 : Monjo - Namche Bazaar 3446m

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A new day to hike with the company of picturesque sceneries lifting your spirit to dive into the wilderness. Leaving behind Monjo, you connect your steps towards the famous Namche Bazaar. Crossing the rushing glacial rivers, you escalate to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Parks where your Travel Permits will be checked where your entrance in the region is recorded. The procedures in the check points will be looked after by your guide. You take your steps downwards to Jorsale 2805 m which takes you to a junction point where Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi meet one another. On your way, you get to see first glimpses of the snow queen Mt. Everest welcoming you to its home. You can settle down easily at Namche Bazaar a major tourist hub well-placed with options of good lodges, restaurants, markets and Himalayan Culture.

icon Day 6 : Namche Bazaar Hiking

Location: Namche Bazar

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 has been set as a rest day at Namche Bazaar to gradually adjust with the altitude. Rushing to high mountain atmosphere amplifies the chances of altitude sickness which is a major turn down in your trek. The trading hub of Khumbu- Namche Bazaar is a town decorated with colourful tinted roofs and what actually makes this market stand out is the magnificent Himalayan Ranges- Lhotse 8516m, Nuptse 7861m, Ama Dablam 6812m, Taweche 6542m encircling the sky, dripped in sunrays a sight so pure you wouldn’t want to blink your eye. You can also hike up to Hotel Everest View, the highest Inn in the planet. For the evening, you can catch the sight of sunset from National Park Headquarters. Later at night your will return to your lodge, have dinner and set out to sleep.

icon Day 7 : Namche Bazaar - Phortse 3850m

Location: Phortse

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exiting Namche after breakfast, you will approach the trails of the southern slopes of Khumbila. “Khumbila” when translated means “God of Khumbu”, the family deity of the Khumbu Region. Marching past the rhododendron woods, you will traverse the rocky ridge in Mongla. You might start experiencing signs of altitude sickness on your way, walk in your own pace without rushing your body and take rests in between. Trekking in high farm lands with mystical landscapes bring you to Phortse your final stop for the day.

icon Day 8 : Phortse - Dingboche 4084m

Location: Dingboche

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hike from Phortse to Dingboche is relatively difficult than the previous days. You will climb uphill flowing along with the Imja Khola, a river formed with the melting ice of Imja Glacier then escalate to Pangboche. You can also visit the Pangboche Monastery one of the oldest monasteries in Khumbu. Tracking your ways in the routes that involve climbing up then down and again up, you eventually arrive at Dingboche a Himalayan Village. On your way to Dingboche, perspective of angelic mountains- Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse showcase themselves unveiling their charms, you won’t be able to keep your eyes off of them. Settle down in a local lodge at the village.

icon Day 9 : Dingboche – Lobuche 4930m

Location: Lobuche

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoying views of exceptionally lovely views of Chukung Valley from Dingboche, you will approach the routes to Lobuche. Now that you have escalated, the paths are going to demand significant energy from you so use up your energy gradually. The natural rocky edgy tough paths take you the crystalline iced Khumbu Glacier. Continuing to trek on the dry sandy lines and after crossing a river you arrive at Thukla. With spectacular sights of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse 7861m, Pumori 7145m, Lingtren 6697m, Khumbutse 6623m; you take on the zigzag tricky roads to Thukla Pass and then finally arrive at Lobuche. The small settlement of Thukla holds limited lodges with basic facilities. You will spend the night in one of the comfy teahouses.

icon Day 10 : Lobuche- Gorak Shep 5160m- Kalapathar 5643m- Gorak Shep

Location: Gorak Shep

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get as excited as you can be the adventures you will encounter today have certainly no scope for disappointment. Short trek from Lobuche picking up the paths covered in huge boulders you reach Gorak Shep a famous settlement point in the foots of Kalapathar and stop for lunch. You will then check the weather scenarios and if there are signs that weather is to remain stable, you will hike up to the prominent point of Khumbu- Kalapthar 5643m. Before heading out to the famous Kalapathar point, make sure you wear enough warm clothes that is going to prevent cold, bottle up sufficient water, charged torchlights. You will steadily and slowly hike up to the viewpoint at the evening to watch the golden sun setting upon the tallest snow jewel Mt. Everest 8848.86m, Changtse 7543m, Lhotse 8516m and Nuptse 7861m; a true vision of beauty. However, if the weather conditions do not cooperate, you will save the hike to Kalapthar for the day you hike to Pheriche. After a memorable time at Kalathar, you will trace your steps back to Gorak Shep, have dinner and relax to save up energy for tomorrow’s ecstatic quest.

icon Day 11 : Gorak Shep 5160m - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep

Location: Gorak Shep

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to mesmerising views of Himalayas waiting for you to come and enjoy the day with them. Live the moment where you turn your dreams into reality as today marks your arrival in the heavenly Everest Base Camp. Gear up with proper warm clothes, gripping shoes, enough water, energizing snacks, torchlights before marching to the base camp. Technical and cautious climb covering loose rocks with patches of ice falls, alongside the Khumbu Glacier you arrive to the colossal Everest Base Camp and you’re ready to tick it off of your adventure bucket list. Nature showcases its extreme forms to you, such masterpieces that cannot be found anywhere else. Looking at the iconic perspectives of the vast valleys below you, the magnificent Khumbu Ice Fall, the perfect sectioning of hills a moment truly surreal. Creating the best moments of your adventure tourism, you pick up the same trails back to Gorak Shep. The trails do not get easier as you descend, keep in mind to carefully take proper steps in the loose rocks. At Gorak Shep you will have dinner and get cozied up in your room, you can double layer you sleeping bag and blankets to keep off the cold.

icon Day 12 : Gorak Shep - Pheriche 4252m

Location: Pheriche

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Evaluating the weather, if Hike to Kalapthar cannot be made on Day-10, you will wake up before sunrise wrap yourself with warm clothing, gather your trekking equipment, pack the essentials and at around 4 AM you hike to the renowned treasure of Khumbu- Kalapathar View Point to have an eye-to-eye experience with the highest mountain- Mt. Everest 8848.86m. Today involves more of a downhill walk towards low altitude areas. Retracing the trails of Dughla, you come across Himalayan Rescue Association clinic in Pheriche providing medical facilities for trekkers, guides and locals. Traversing the Khumbu Khola, you come to Lobuche then head to Pheriche. Breathing in these areas become easier than in the upper parts due to increase in oxygen level. You will spend the evening at a teahouse here in Pheriche.

icon Day 13 : Pheriche - Tangboche 3875m

Location: Tyangboche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lodge

Hitting the downward inclined paths as you exit from Pheriche, you cross the suspension bridge built over the Imja Khola and take the paths that bring you to Tangboche Monastery. The monastery, also named as Dawa Choling Gompa is one of the oldest and the significant monasteries nestled in the serenity of the Himalayas- Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam. You will rest for the day at a well fascinated lodge at Tangboche itself.

icon Day 14 : Tangboche - Namche Bazaar - Manjo 3440m

Location: Manjo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lodge

Another day to trek on descending trails but the walk will not be as tough as in the altitude. Paving your way amidst the Juniper forests, rhododendron woods you cross the massive Dudh Koshi Khola and escalate to Trashinga. Further, holds a lovely Shanasha village bring you to the busy Himalayan Market- Namche Bazaar wrapped in the majestic spells of the mountains. Setting towards Jorsale and then descending own will lead you to Monjo, your final destination for the day.

icon Day 15 : Manjo - Lukla 2800m

Location: Tenzing Hillary Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get refreshed with the crisp fresh air and fine landscape views from Monjo and set out to reach Lukla. Spending spectacular hiking moments with the wild where gripping views of Kusum Kangaru you arrive to Lukla after a short trek. You can either rest or explore around the place as tomorrow you will be departing from the Everest Region. Before going to bed, you can start packing for tomorrow's flight and make sure you don’t leave behind anything.

icon Day 16 : Lukla – Kathmandu

Location: Thamel

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu highly depends on the weather, bad weather causes delaying of flights if the weather is clear you will fly to Kathmandu today. 30-40 min of flying over the breathtaking pointy Himalayas in an aircraft so small is an unforgettable journey in the sky. After reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel from the airport. You can relax for a while and gather energy not to miss out exploring more of Kathmandu. Take homemade in Nepal Products like- Lokta Paper crafts, Pashmina items, wood carvings, bronze statues all made by hand and with love. Prepare your luggage beforehand as tomorrow you will be flying to your home country.

icon Day 17 : Katmandu Departure

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

The final day has already arrived, seems like the entire adventure sport passed by with a blink of an eye. Our staff will drop you off at the airport before time so you will have enough time to undergo airport procedures without having to rush. We wish to see you soon and thank you for making us a part of your travel family.

What's Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Yes, transportations are included

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    Meals – Full Board

    Yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Local Taxes

    Yes, local taxes are included with the tour

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    Yes, domestic flights from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu is included.

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    Fully Guided

    Yes, Local English-speaking guide will escort entire tour

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    Accommodation

    Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu before trip and after trip is included.

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

    Traveller has to obtain visa on arrival and pay own their own.

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Not mandatory but expected

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Only in Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche but has to bear by your own.

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    Drinks with Meals

    Beverages with or without meals are extra

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    International Travel

    International flight cost from UK or elsewhere has pay own your own.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Nepal Nomad Trekking requires a deposit of 30% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 5 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Everest Base Camp Trekking
Our Trip to Everest Base Camp with Nepal Nomad was a wonderful experience, a holiday we will never forget. From the start when we booked the trek, Sarba has been so ....more Our Trip to Everest Base Camp with Nepal Nomad was a wonderful experience, a holiday we will never forget.

From the start when we booked the trek, Sarba has been so helpful delightful to deal with nothing was a problem, his responses were so prompt.

Nepal Nomad comes with my highest recommendation, very easy to deal with, competitive prices, excellent English.

I would have no hesitation in booking with them direct from Australia.

On the trek our four guide Naresh and porter sange were fantastic.

Both had good English and were so kind and funny and obliging, they made our experience so fun, unforgettable.

Thank You, Nepal Nomad for making this trip so fantastic, because of you we will want visit Nepal again and will tell all our friends to book with you.

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17-Jan-2021

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