Start: Kathmandu International Airport Finish: Kathmandu International Airport
Physical rating: High
Special diets catered: Jain, Vegans, Meat, Vegetarians, Halal, Gluten intolerant
Tour code: 134454
Group size: 4 - 12
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Let our team make this a memorable and value-added experience for you with the best Everest Base Camp trek. Your expert trek leader will fulfil your quest for knowledge about culture and history. At the same time, our trekking chef will serve you food that uses superfood as ingredients to help you get the best nourishment to help achieve this goal. These “Outside the box” experiences will help you achieve this bucket list adventure.
We provide you with the best chance to make it to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar with our added wellness factor, making this the best trekking experience there is. The itinerary has been designed to offer the best experiences by adding the wellness factor. We are the first and so far the only trekking company that provides this service in the whole of the Himalayas.
We strive to do things uniquely different from other trekking companies. We have chosen lodges with character yet are less busy, owned by interesting people, and in locations away from the villages’ bustling areas.
You will be returning to Kathmandu on day 11 by helicopter from Kalapathar.
Accommodation: Boutique Hotel
Meals: Dinner, Welome
Arrive in Kathmandu to be received by your trek leader and transferred to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning walking tour of Ason (an old spice market) and the ancient Durbar Square (palace). We have lunch, and in the afternoon, we take a 4-5 hour drive to Manthali to stay overnight to catch an early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m) the next day.
Note: You can buy a seat on a direct helicopter flight at an additional $350 per person to avoid the 4-5 hours drive to Manthali.
We fly to Lukla in the morning. Depending on the time we arrive in Lukla, we will do a longer hike of 5 hours to the village of Monjo. If we arrive in the afternoon, we will trek for 3 hours to get to Phakding village. Overnight lodge. 2,650m. 3-hour trek. We have two options because the flight to and from Lukla depends on the weather. The weather can cause delays in the flights.
We trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m). (3.5 hours walking from Monjo or 6 hours from Phakding). Overnight lodging. We enter Sagarmatha National park at Jorsalle in the morning. We have about a 90-minute hike with a mixture of undulation (of the Himalayan scale) before we have a 2-hour steep climb to Namche Bazaar.
We stay in a lodge above the bustling Bazaar area for “Social Distancing.” This lodge is owned by L.S Sherpa, a conservationist, and a photographer.
He also runs the Sherpa Cultural Museum and the Everest Documentation centre.
We go to the National Park Headquarters for the views of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains before we return to the lodge for breakfast. We take a steep uphill hike to the village of Khunde, where Sir Edmund Hillary built the first hospital, and on to Khumjung village, to see the school also built by him, and the Monastery with the Yeti scalp.
Kunde and Khumjung villages are located in a broad valley below Mount Khumbila (the Sherpas’ protector deity). We spend the night at Khumjung village. Not many trekkers stay in this village. 3790 meters.
We have an ascend as we leave Khumjung village. We continue to go ‘off the beaten path towards the village of Phortse for lunch. We hike up steadily to a small pass called Mong-La, with a cluster of small tea houses. We have a 350-meter drop to Phortse Tenga, and a 200-meter ascend to Phortse village. We might be able to see Danfe Munals (Impeyan Pheasants), Nepal’s national bird, on the trail.
We will get a different vista of surrounding peaks from this village. It is home to the Khumbu Climbing Centre. The indoor climbing building was inaugurated on 13th June 2019. It is where the Sherpas and other indigenous Nepalese have learned essential climbing skills since 2014.
The hike to Pangboche is a series of ups and downs on an exposed but wide trail. It generally takes about two and a half hours (or longer with photo stops) to reach Pangboche. We stay at a long time friend’s lodge. His lovely dining room is like a mini mountaineering museum with oxygen bottles, goggles, wooden boxes from the Tenzing and Hillary’s 1953 Everest Expedition, and artefacts from later expeditions.
We descend to the confluence of Imja Khola and Dudh Koshi Rivers. We have a two-hour steep climb from here until we reach the Thyangboche Monastery. We will aim to have a long walk in the morning and stop for lunch at Thyangboche. We spend some time looking at the most crucial Monastery of the Khumbu region. Many mountaineering expeditions used to get blessed by the Reincarnate Lama Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo (he passed away on the 9th October 2020) on their way to the base camp.
We continue our trek to Pangboche via the Deboche Nunnery. We avoid staying at this bustling Thyangboche area and help bring income to places where fewer trekkers spend the night. We stay in a lovely lodge owned by our old friends. The dining room of the inn is like a museum of the bygone climbing pioneers. A.T Sherpa has a collection of oxygen cylinders, wooden boxes, goggles, and ice axes from the 1953 Everest Expedition.
We hike up to the less trekked base camp of the most beautiful mountain in this region – Amadablam after breakfast. It is a three-hour trek to Amadablam Base Camp (ADBC). The panoramic views of the surrounding peaks will reward your tiredness as you climb higher.
You might be able to see mountaineers campsite during the autumn climbing season. Our team will serve you with the packed lunch which they carried from the lodge at the Amadablam base camp.
We will head down to the village after lunch. It usually gets windy in the afternoons. Your trek leader will remind you to pack layers of clothing and a windproof jacket.
Our team will make a good meal with superfood as ingredients to recover from your excursion. It will also give you all the nourishment you need to get ready for the coming days’ higher altitudes. Five-hour hike.
We have a short trek to Dingboche. Despite being a short hiking day, you will be taken towards Nakardzong Ridge for acclimatization. The previous day’s hike up to ADBC and above 4500 meters in the afternoon plus our specially prepared meal with superfoods should get you well acclimatized to this altitude and energized. Overnight lodge (3 to 4 hours walking).
We have a short 20-minute uphill walk to a Stupa with stunning 360-degree views of Mount Makalu 8481 meters, Lhotse 8501, and other ‘smaller mountains (in Himalayan context). We have an undulating hike for two to two and a half hours with Mount Taboche 6542 meters and Cholatse 6440 meters on our left before crossing the Khumbu river to stop for lunch at Thuglha 4620 meters.
We have a steep climb of 45 minutes to the top of Thuglha, where there are numerous memorial “Chortens” in honour of those who perished on Mount Everest. The final stretch of a gentle uphill trek to Lobuche 4900 meters takes about 90 minutes. Overnight lodge (5-6 hours walking).
Today is the day for most people to achieve this bucket list wish of being at Everest base camp. We start by hiking on undulating terrain for about 45 minutes before ascending to Gorakshep-La pass. We spend the next two and a half hours walking next to a lateral moraine in a series of ups and downs. Don’t forget to stop and look up at the awe-inspiring vista of Himalayan Peaks around you while sipping your water – rehydration is essential at all times.
We arrive at Gorakshep 5180 meters after about three and a half hours since leaving Lobuche. Some trekkers have a fast and early lunch to continue to EBC. Our staff will bring packed lunch for you to eat at EBC or whenever you feel hungry. It would help if you were very attentive as the trail is narrow and slippery in some places. Stand on the ‘safer’ side of the path when allowing other trekkers to pass through. It takes about two hours to reach EBC. We will stop to observe, absorb, contemplate, and of course, take lots of photos for remembrance at EBC. And overnight lodge at Gorakshep (5,120m)
The return journey back to Gorakshep should take about 90 minutes. Most of us will be very tired after this long day of hiking, an adrenaline-filled day of adventure. You will probably have dinner early and go to bed soon after.
We have a 30-minute hike towards Kalapathar, where the helicopter can land to pick you up. We will be flown down to Lukla. The helicopter will refuel and fly us back to Kathmandu.
You will be brought to the airport 3 hours prior to your international flight departure.
Breakfast only while in Kathmandu.
You will be met and picked up from Kathmandu domestic airport
Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trek.
Expert Trek leader will accompany you throughout the tour.
All entrance fees and permits are included.
Hot drinks with every meal. Filtered and alkalized drinking water.
Free wi-fi at the Hotel in Kathmandu
All taxes are included.
All airport transfers for your arrival and final departure are included.
Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu.
Suggested tipping and gratuities 10% of the tour cost.
International airfare is not included.
Nepal tourist visa fee is not included.
Bottled and alcoholic drinks.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Charge of US$4500 for the return Helicopter flight – to be divided between up to 5 passengers.
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The luggage limit on all domestic flights is a total of 15 kg for checked-in bag and hand luggage.
3 star category boutique hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Trekking lodge while on the trek.
There will be time to explore at the end of the day once you have reached your destination. Please request for either your trek leader or someone to accompany you.
Yes there is wi-fi at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The wi-fi might not be working on the trekking route.
A minimum of 4 is required for the special permits to be issued by the government.
Nepal Visa is not included in the price.
10% of the tour cost.
Nepalese rupees. You can either withdraw from the numerous ATMs in Kathmandu or exchange your currency at a money changer in the capital.
You will know the name of the boutique hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara before your departure.
You need to inform us of your flight details. Your trek leader (guide) will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel.
As of October 2020, a PCR test of less than 72 hours with negative result prior to your deparutre is a must.
Children who are used to hiking can take part in this tour. If the children are too young or not used to hiking, you can book an extra porter to carry the child as long as the kid is not more than 40kg in weight.
An expert trek leader will be with you throughout the tour.
We will happily assist with pre and post-tour accommodation.
Yes, all entrance fees and applicable permits are included in the price.
No supplement for solo travellers unless they request speciafically for single occupation. Travellers will be partnered with another traveller of the same gender.
Moderate to Fit level is necessary for this tour.
Yes, as this is an international dearture.
No international flight is included. Domestic flights are included if it is mentioned on the program.
Our tour guiges or trek leaders are above average English speakers. Some of you might have some difficulty understanding their accent but feel free to ask them to repeat what you don't understand.
Yes. A tourist visa is required for this holiday. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/online
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