Salary to Everest Base Camp Trek - 19 Days

Trip Key Information

  • Price:US$ 1375
  • Duration:19 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Strenuous

Destination: Nepal

Transportation: By Air

Max. Altitude: 5550m

Trekking Distance: approx. 190 km

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

Group size: Minimum Group Size 2 persons, Maximum: 10 Persons

Departures: year round, please contact us

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.

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This trek is suitable for those who do 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. 

Starting with an 8 hour (188km/118miles) drive to salary (2,300m/8,888ft) the Sassari to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the traditional route taken by the early Everest expeditions and still serves as the main artery to the roadless Sagarmatha (Everest) region. Known as the Solukhumbu it is the home of Sherpas. This relatively tiny society of 8,000 people is the best known and most admired of all Nepal's ethnic groups. It is said that Sherpas migrated to the high altitude valleys south of Mt. Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago. Many families along this route have converted their homes into trekkers' lodges catering to foreign trekkers. Although a popular trekking route, the Everest area is visited by only some 8,000 visitors each year - a fraction of the number that visits the Annapurna region. Trekking through the Sherpa villages we enjoy their generous hospitality. Trekking in from Jiri has the advantage of helping you to acclimatize en route. This trek is about 190km/120miles long and the total altitude gained on the innumerable uphill portions totals 9000m - higher even than Mt. Everest! After Namche, we follow the main trail to the base camp. It is a legendary trek to a legendary destination.

[Jiri Everest Base camp Trekking] Himalayan Unforgettable Adventures arranges the Everest Base Camp Trek 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. All our guides and porters are experienced, licensed and covered by insurance. 

Nepal is a safe and welcoming country to visit, and tourism supports both the local economy and rebuilding efforts around the country.

Come and join us for a life changing experience – with Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure! 

Day to day outline itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner in the evening.
  • Day 02:Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Salleri (Headquarter of Solukhumbu District). Approx. 7-hour drive by jeep.
  • Day 04:Salleri to Puiyan 6 hours
  • Day 05:Puiyan to Phakding ( 2652m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
  • Day 06:Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
  • Day 07:Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar
  • Day 08:Namche to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
  • Day 09:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 6- 7 hrs
  • Day 10:Acclimatization Acclimatization day, Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip)

  • Day 11:Dingboche to Lobuch (4910m) 6 - 7 hrs

  • Day 12:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest B C (5,364m/17,594ft) 5 hours

  • Day 13:Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m( 6 hours

  • Day 14: Gorak-Shep to Pheriche 4240m ( 5 hours

  • Day 15:Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3,570m) 6 -7 hours

  • Day 16: Kyangjuma to Monjo [2,840m) - 5/ /6 hours

  • Day 17:Monjo to Lukla 5 hours

  • Day 18:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 45 minutes

  • Day 19: Final departure transfer to airport

Cost Details

Cost Include

Facilities included

  • All airport/hotel/land transfers by private vehicle and airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 nights stay at International GuestHouse or Hotel Ganesh Himal with breakfast.
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner. Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all meals included.
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath, Boufhsnsth, Paten and Bhaktapur including a tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Accoummodation during trek; local lodges 24 days( lunches, dinners, tea, coffee and twin-shere room with comfortable form mattress and pillows all included.
  •  Experienced trek leader guide, Porters( 2 persons- one porter basis; max load 20 kg per porter their equipmets.  
  • 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 ( Sagarmath national park entrance fee, TIMS).Trekkers Information Management System) Cards  
  • Flight to Kathmandu. Transportation Kathmandu – Jiri by local Bus A comprehensive medical kit. All government and local taxes wher ever 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.



Useful Info

About trip information from Lukla to Kathmandu

IN OPTION: After the completion of the trekking, the fight might be delayed or canceled, in that case, you can trek from Lukla to Sallery and from Sallery drive to Kathmandu by Local jeep or either Helicopter Charter from Lukla to Kathmandu.

In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves. We also recommend you to have extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 2750 USD charter flight. It will be approx 550 USD per person which is to be paid to us in cash.

Nepal is now safe to visit. Let us help Nepal by traveling and discover more of Asian gems from the area near or surrounding a place. Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure

Note

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 other 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 incase the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have a tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 17 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.

 In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves. We also recommend you to have extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 2750 USD charter flight. It will be approx 550 USD per person which is to be paid to us in cash.

Nepal is now safe to visit. Let us help Nepal by travelling and discover more of Asian gems from the area near or surrounding a place. Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner in the evening.Transfer to the hotel, 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 02Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valleyThe capital city The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg

Day 03Kathmandu to Salleri (Headquarter of Solukhumbu District). Approx. 7-hour drive by jeep. Today early morning breakfast drive to Sallery, Nunthala (Nunthala is a town and village Development Sherpa Committee. Overnight stay at Tea house (B,L,D)

Day 04Salleri to Puiyan 6 hours Trek to Puiyan . Overnight in Puiyan at Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 05Puiyan to Phakding ( 2652m) walking hours: 6-7 hours Puiyan trekking to Phakding The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing through Lukla Airport follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge. Overnight stay in Phakding at Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 06Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 5-6 hours From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the night in Namche Bazar. Overnight stay in Namche at Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 07Acclimatization day in Namche BazarNamche Bazzar 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 Bazzar is the main centre 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 08Namche to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5-6 hoursToday in the morning after breakfast we start Tengboche MonasteryUpon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows 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 09Tengboche 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 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.

Day 10Acclimatization Acclimatization day, Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550m (7 hours side trip) We acclinatization 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 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 lunch break. It takes about 1 hour. After lunch we come back same way until reaching Dingboche village. Overnight in Dingboche at same Guest House.(B,L,D)

Day 11Dingboche to Lobuch (4910m) 6 - 7 hrsOn 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 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 at 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 a 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 12Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest B C (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 half hour. We will have lunch break there. After lunch, we can enjoy great view of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Nuptse. Overnight stay in Go Guest House. Gorak Shep (B,L,D)

Day 13Exploring the Everest Base Camp 5364m( 6 hoursPhericheToday is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From kala Patthar, we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. We can take as many pictures as we want with our camera but do noy forget to imprint the vista into our mind's eye so that it lasts a lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and wait other participants to return.
Option: hose participants who wish to visit Everest Base Camp today will have early breakfast as the hike to base camp takes longer (4-5 hrs) than the Kala Patthar hike. Upon return to Gorak Shep, the group will have lunch together. We descend in the afternoon and arrive at Pheriche in time for a good night's rest. (B,L,D)

Day 14 Gorak-Shep to Pheriche 4240m ( 5 hoursPhericheToday is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From kala Patthar, we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. We can take as many pictures as we want with our camera but do noy forget to imprint the vista into our mind's eye so that it lasts a lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and wait other participants to return.

Those participants who wish to visit Everest Base Camp today will have early breakfast as the hike to base camp takes longer (4-5 hrs) than the Kala Patthar hike. Upon return to Gorak Shep, the group will have lunch together. We descend in the afternoon and arrive at Pheriche in time for a good night's rest. (B,L,D)

Day 15Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3,570m) 6 -7 hours We are Just after start of our trek, we cross Khumbu Khola (stream). Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, we pass through the villages of Tsuro Wog, Orsho, Shomare and reach Pangboche at the base of Ama Dablam. We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and pass through the Deboche village and reach Tengboche. We spend a brief time at Tengboche monastery, observe its many prayer wheels. We cannot explore prayer altars inside as the monastery opens only at 3 pm. From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. Further, we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa before finally reaching beautiful village of Kyangjuma. Upon arrival at this juncture, we appreciate the gorgeous Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest! Overnight in Kyangjuma at Guest House.(B,L,B)

Day 16 Kyangjuma to Monjo [2,840m) - 5/ /6 hoursToday Monjo the trail to Namche Bazar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We look out for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, and colourful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail. We have enough time in Namche to shop and relax in a bakery that serves coffee and cakes, and provides Internet access. A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi river near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. We are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. Not only is Monjo a quieter place to stay than Namche, it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow. Overnight in Monjo at Guest House.(B,L,D)

Day 17Monjo to Lukla 5 hoursToday we enjoy the last walk at lower altitude in the Everest region. Most trail today is flat although we will have some descends and brief ascents too. Today, we further enjoy a combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We cross the Dhud Koshi River three times through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Our fantastic trek culminates on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with faces that show happiness! This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity to spend some relaxing moments with whole crew as the porters will not accompany with us to Kathmandu. Overnight in Lukla at Guest House (B,L, D)

Day 18Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 45 minutesEarly in the morning 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 hotel.. If we want to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we have manage time for this today as well! At the evening we will be at a fantastic celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu at hotel. (B, D)

Day 19 Final departure transfer to 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 the airport. (B)

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