Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Key Information

  • Price:US$ 1325
  • Duration:14 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Destination: Nepal

Transportation: By Air

Max. Altitude: 5550m

Trekking Distance : approx. 178 km

Trekking style : Teahouse trek

Minimum Group size : 2 persons,

Max Group side: 15 Peoples

Mountain views : Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Nuptse 7896m, Pumori 7145m, Ama Dablam 6812m, Thamserku 6800m, Khumbila 5751m, Kwangde Ri 6187m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Tawache 6542, Kangtenga 6645m, Kusum Kangru 6369, Makalu 8463m, Island Peak 6189m, Chhukungri 5845m, Lobuche East 6119m, Lobuche West 6145m, Khumbuste 6640m, Cholatse 6640m, ChaKung 7020m, and many more attractive snowcapped peaks.

Itinerary: Fixes or customized (group, single, family and senior packages available)

Splendid breathtaking place: Relaxing with different cost, and traditional culture, mountains

During Trek: Local Guide

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Everest base camp trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend but a burning desire to observe the beauty of Mt. Everest. It is possible to either purchase the trek as a vacation package or arrive in Nepal independently and just come and trek with us.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking leads through magnificent Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests at a lower elevation. We will visit remote Buddhist monasteries and will ascent to Everest Base Camp Trek, walk on the Khumbu glacier and set eyes on the beauty of its icefall. In addition, you will have the chance to visit the famous viewpoint Kala Pattar (5550m), where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and make up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there.

Himalaya] This option of the trek includes the flight in and out of Lukla. Himalayan Unforgettable Adventures arranges trekking in Everest Base Camp different cost all year round but the best time to come is from the end of September to mid-November and the beginning of March to the middle of May. We make sure that the trek suits both your schedule and desires.

 About  Everest Base camp trekking local guide, all our local guides, and porters are experienced, licensed and covered by insurance. If you have any question information, please kindly let me know. I will do my best to help you and I hope you will be happy with the above suggestions and your trek. 

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Day to day outline itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, (1,300m /4,264 ft)
  • Day 02:Flight to Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 4- 5 hours trek (Trekking times only)
  • Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft):6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 04:Acclimatization Day in Namch Bazzer
  • Day 05:Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 06:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 6- 7 hrs
  • Day 07:Acclimatization day, Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)
  • Day 08:Dingboche to Lobuch (4910m) 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 09:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest B C (5,364m/17,594ft) 5 hours
  • Day 10:Kala patthar hike (5545m) and trek to Pheriche 6-7hours walk.

  • Day 11:Pheriche to Namche from Pheriche; 7-8 hours walk.

  • Day 12:Namche to Lukla (2800m) 6-7 hours walk.

  • Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 45 minutes

  • Day 14: Final departure transfer to airport

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel/land transfers by private vehicle and airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 nights stays at International Guest House or Hotel Ganesh Himal with breakfast.  
  • Welcome and farewell dinner. Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek; Local lodges 11 nights with all meals included.
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Paten, and Bhaktapur including a tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Accommodation during trek; local lodges days( lunches, dinners, tea, coffee and the twin-share room with comfortable form mattress and pillows all included.
  • Experienced trek leader guide, Porters( 2 persons- one porter basis; max load 25 kg per porter their equipment.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more then  5,6  peoples plus their food assistant guide and Sherpa porters including their salaries, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • All necessary permits( Sagarmatha national park entrance fee, TIMS).Trekkers Information Management System) Cards  
  • Fly  Kathmandu to Lukla and back A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes wherever applicable

 

Cost Exclude

Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
Lunch, dinner  in Kathmandu, unless requested for
Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry,colds drings minal water, hot water  bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, chocolate, beverages, showers etc)
Tips for guides and porters

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Useful Info

About trip information Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Due to this reason, landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. The weather in the area unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours resulting in flight delays or cancellation. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flights are canceled due to mountain weather conditions, to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu, we will help you charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The extra charges incurred are approximately $2,500 to $3,000 USD per helicopter (USD 500 to USD 3,000 per person) would be applicable to you for the helicopter charter. The helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. The cost must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through a travel insurance company. We can help you with the necessary documents for a claim. Payment for the helicopter must be paid at the time of service by the participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters are also not operated. In such a case, we will reschedule your flight for the next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then you would be provided with the alternative trek options.

The helicopter cost is 2750 USD charter flight. It will be approx 550 USD per person which pays us cash.

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About trip information Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight to Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be delay or cancelation of the flights. You will have to be prepared for this. IF the flight is canceled, you can go another trek like Tamang heritage trail or Annapurna trekking. This does not always happen but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukla is unpredictable, that’s why.

We recommend you to have a few more days after the trek in case the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 14 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit. area near or surrounding a place. Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, (1,300m /4,264 ft)Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, (1,300m /4,264 ft) Transfer to the hotel. We will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Included meal: Dinner (D, B )

Day 02Flight to Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 4- 5 hours trek (Trekking times only)Early in the morning, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements and having breakfast, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B,L,D). at Guest House.

Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft):6 - 7 hrsToday in the morning after breakfast; we start Namche Bazaar Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours, we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 04Acclimatization Day in Namch BazzerNamche Bazar. This is the first of the two days set aside for "acclimatization". Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Everest view Hotel or relaxing and exploring in Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. overnight same Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 05Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 6 hrs Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 6 Hrs Today in the morning after breakfast, we start Tengboche MonasteryUpon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows the more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day after around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight stay in Tengboche at Guest House (B, L, D)

Day 06Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 6- 7 hrsWe start after breakfast to Dingboche With mountains at its backdrop, the monastery at Tengboche looks more spectacular wick up early in the morning. At this juncture, we can take pictures of the monastery and the scenery around and as usual start the day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views on the way to Pangboche village. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where we stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, we walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight stay in Dingboche at Guest House. (B,L,D)

Day 07Acclimatization day, Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)We acclimatization day in Dingboche We spend our second day of acclimatization at Dingboche. So, our trail continues in the Yak grazing land until reaching Chhukung village which takes about 2 hours. Then we continue our steep ascent trail till Chhukung-Ri which takes about 2 and a half hour. Now we have a close view of Lhotse, Makalu, Island peak and Baruntse Himal as well. Then you descend till Chhukung and will have a lunch break. It takes about 1 hour. After lunch, we come back the same way until reaching Dingboche village. Overnight stay in Dingboche at Guest House. (B,L,D)

Day 08Dingboche to Lobuch (4910m) 6 - 7 hrsDingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 6 - 7 hrs On the way to Duglha, Lobuche In morning, after breakfast, the short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten and descends to the broad terrace above the Khumbu Khola valley. We continue our trail passing the terrace until reaching Thukla which takes about 2 and a half hour. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam, and other small peaks. We will have lunch break there before climb the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends until reaching the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who perished on missions to climb Everest. We have dramatic mountain views like Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Lobuche, Tawache and Amadablam etc. then your trail continues until reaching Lobuche which takes about 3 hours. In the evening time, we go to look Khumbu Glacier. Overnight stay in Lobuche at Guest House. (B,L,D)

Day 09Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest B C (5,364m/17,594ft) 5 hoursLobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest BC (5,364m/17,594ft) 5 hours Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest BC (5,364m/17,594ft) 5 hours In the morning after breakfast, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak Shep. It takes about 3 and a half hour. We will have a lunch break there. After lunch, we can enjoy a great view of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse. Overnight stay in Gorak Shep at Guest House.(B,L,D

Day 10Kala patthar hike (5545m) and trek to Pheriche 6-7hours walk.Kala Patthar hike (5545m) and trek to Pheriche 6-7hours walk.
Early in the morning, hike to Kala Patthar 5,550m meaning black rock. It is a 400m climb up to Kala Patthar viewpoint from Gorakshep, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degree of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around panorama views. There is also an unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to the hotel. Breakfast in Gorakshep teahouse continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Overnight stay in Pheriche at lodge.(B,L,D)

Day 11Pheriche to Namche from Pheriche; 7-8 hours walk.Pheriche to Namche from Pheriche; 7-8 hours walk.
This day after breakfast, we return back through Panboche and walk through many Buddhist monuments with brilliant Mountain View. After lunch at Tengboche Then, the trail becomes a steep descent through the forest to Phungi Tenga and cross the bridge over Dudh Kosi River. After crossing the bridge, we keep ascending through a forest and arrive at Kyangjuma. Now we walk the level trail the mountain flank until reaching the large settlement of Namche Bazar. Stay overnight in a lodge. It takes 7-8 hours walk today. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar at lodge. B, L,D

Day 12Namche to Lukla (2800m) 6-7 hours walk.Namche to Lukla (2800m) 6-7 hours walk.
After breakfast, we trek down toward the Suspension Bridge over Dudh Koshi (Milk River) and then pass through several beautiful villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, usually, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet. Overnight stay in Lukla at lodge B, L,D)

Day 13 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 45 minutesFlight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 45 minutes
Early in the morning, we fly back to Kathmandu which takes approximately 45 minutes. Transfer to Hotel. Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at the hotel. If we want to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we have to manage time for this today as well! At the evening we will be at a fantastic celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 14 Final departure transfer to airportFinal departure transfer to the airport
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but we can organize more time shopping or sightseeing. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative at the airport. (B)

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