Everest Base Camp

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Trip Overview

Everest base camp trekking is as close as you can get to Mt. Everest. First climbed in1953 by Hillary and Tenzing, this trip introduces you to a legendary trail. Our route passes by Gorakshep which was the base camp of Hillary and Tenzing that adds glory and recalls the history of this epic journey. This pretty challenging trek offers you the unbelievable natural beauty of Nepal – the Himalayan pheasant, amazing views of Everest and you could explore the enormous landscapes, alpine country and beautiful villages that have made this region a crowd puller for decades.

The trek to base camp is a passage consisting of green terraced villages, lush meadows, thrilling airy suspension bridges, dense forests with immense flora and fauna, wonderful spots of nature that brings calm, and short breaks at local ‘teahouses’ which are cozy and comfortable to be in, all in the laps of the majestic peaks of this surreal region. The welcoming Khumbu Valley can be explored to your heart’s content, with modest, kind and welcoming hearts of the folks of Khumbu. The feeling when we start humming our favorite songs while hiking through the most wonderful terrains and peaks, enjoying our night camp firesides in comfortable lodgings is probably the most wonderful feeling a trekker can experience hereabouts…

Our Everest base camp trek begins with a flight to Hillary’s Lukla airport at (2800 meters). this follows with a dreamy journey through the colourful Sherpa Village/town of Namche Bazaar [said to be the Las Vegas of the Khumbu] to Gorakshep as we plod on to the dizzy heights  of Kalapathar at (5545m), this is where our emotions go on overdrive as we witness brain storming views of Everest along with some of the greatest peaks on planet earth. The trek goes above 3000 meters into high alpine country of the Khumbu and Imja valleys; vegetation is scarce hereabouts. There is plenty of time to enjoy the natural wonders of the region, the Sherpa culture and the Buddhist monasteries. Local teahouses offer ‘Chyang’ (mountain millet beer famous especially on the Himalayas), which warm us up with its unique flavor. The multi-colored fluttering flags of Buddhism, and beautifully carved Mani stones lining the hillsides, is a wonderful sight to behold. These flags fluttering in the mountain winds whisper odes of prayers to the brave souls who lost their lives while attempting to conquer the majestic Mt. Everest.

The trek provides enough acclimatization at Namche and we haul up in some of the most interesting villages on the way for some rest and a chat with the locals, giving us deep insights into their lives and traditions. Together we retrace the classic “Everest Approach March” made famous by Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. As we backtrack to Namche to wrap us this wonderful odyssey, we go on to Lukla for our last night on these mountains where we celebrate the trip with a few dancing jigs with our crew whom we befriended over the weeks and hop our flight to Kathmandu and the luxuries of a warm soft bed at our hotel…

Key Highlights

  • Excellent acclimatisation, giving high success rates and greater enjoyment
  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar
  • Highly experienced Sherpa leaders, some of whom were born in this region
  • 3-4* hotel accommodation, time to relax and a walking tour whilst in Kathmandu

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Day 2:  Orientation and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3-4 hours.
Day 4:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours.
Day 5:  Namche Bazaar – This is a day for Acclimatization.
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) reckons this takes about five hours.
Day 7: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) this will take approximately five hours
Day 8:  Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4600m.) which takes about 3-4 hours.
Day 9: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4,950 m) 3-4 hours trek.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) then return to Gorakshep (5170m.) 7 -8 hours
Day 11: Ascend to Kalapathar (5,550m) & return to Pheriche (4,280 m) 8-9 hours trek.
Day 12: Pheriche-Pangboche-Kyangjuma [3,500 m/11,280 ft]: 6 -7 hrs
Day 13: Trek from Kyangjuma to Khumjung [3810 m/12500 ft] – Monjo (2850m} 5-6 hrs trek
Day 14: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,800m.) 4-5 hours trek.
Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu – departure for the green, green grass of home


Note: The above itinerary should be taken only as a guideline; it could change due to fluctuating weather patterns, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions related to the environment. In case of any trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other areas, your Group Leader or senior Sherpa Guide will make the final decision after consulting the group.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure
  • Return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 15 Days

Difficulty Level : Strenuous

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Maximum Altitude : 5545m.

Group Size : 2-20 People

Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Best Season : Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Feb/ Mar/ April and May.

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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