Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal
- Cost Info
Duration: 14 Days
Group Size: 2-16 pax
Starting Point: Kathmandu
End Point: Kathmandu
Departure : Upon request
Mode of Travel : Fly in/Out
Max. Altitude : 5545M
Price Per Person: $1199
Trekking in the Everest Base Camp (Khumbu Region) is one of the most extraordinary adventures in the World. Everest Base Camp Trekking route is a famous trek path to the lap of Mount Everest. You will enjoy with the thrills and chills of mountain climbing from teahouse to teahouse following and touching many snow peaks until you reach the Base Camp. Thoughts like "how is it gonna be?","what's it gonna look like?" are going to wriggle around your mind. When you actually land on the airport of Lukla, you will start feeling the essence of trekking. You will be glad to have chosen this route for the trek as this route brings your feet to the base of the highest peak in the world. An experience thousands of people die for.
The Australian-based world’s largest travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet has placed Nepal’s Khumbu region among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. Khumbu is also known as the Everest region. We as well recommend you to book this trekking program for this Spring and Autumn 2018/2019 to make your trekking dream come true on the lap of The Himalayas.
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Day 01: You arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (welcome dinner)
Day 02: You fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)
Day 03: You walk to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
Day 04: You get a rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Day 05: Namche Bazar - Tenboche (3870m)
Day 06: Tenboche - Dinboche (4360m)
Day 07: Dinboche - Duglha (4600m)
Day 08: Dulha - Lobuche (4340m)
Day 09: Lobuche- Gorak Sherp (5170m)- EBC (5364m)- Gorak Sherp 8-9hrs
Day 10: Gorak Sherp - Kala Patthar - Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche - Phangboche - Tenboche - Namche Bazzar (3440m)
Day 12: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2800m)
Day 13: Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from TIA.
We encourage you to extend your views in case if you want to change the itinerary
Detail Itinerary for EVEREST BASE CAMP
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel - 1,300m/4,264 ft
Welcome to Nepal, the Land of the Himalayas! You will be guided to the hotel by a Great Nepal representative once you arrive at the airport. You will have the rest of the day to do whatever you wish to do: get some sleep, stroll around or party hard. Well, do whatever that suits you. Later, you will participate in a gathering of other trekkers and guides and also be handed over the equipment necessary for the trek.
Pick up from the airport and drop off at the hotel.
Meeting with the entire team- fellow trekkers, guide and company representatives.
Information of the trekking from the experts
Refreshments and some leisure.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft): 3 - 4 hrs.
A heavy breakfast will prepare you for the day and you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)- gateway destination from where your trek begins. At the end of an exciting 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, you will land at 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 mountain peaks. During the flight on the new Dronier craft, if the weather is clear, you can gaze across in astonishment at the phenomenal white peaks of the snow-clad mountains. Now your trek will begin through the prosperous village of Lukla after a short break at airport until you reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, you will only have a short hike today; additionally for refreshment activities you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. You will have plenty of time to discuss with the guide for the next day's trip. Overnight in Phakding teahouse with the melody of nature.
The thrill of landing at one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
Witness the Gompas at Lukla, Kyangma, Cheplung and Ghat, embellished with thangkas, mandalas and numerous other items holding cultural importance.
Visit Sir Edmund Hillary founded school at Kyangma.
Chortens, prayer wheels, prayer flags, kanis, mani walls and Shakyamuni statues, carved or painted with Tibetan mantras, etc will be witnessed.
Hover above Dudh Koshi and Thado Koshi rivers on metal suspension bridges.
Get the view of Kusum Kangru Peak (6369 m) and get the chance to visit a beautiful community forest.
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,286 ft):5 - 6 hrs
Though it will be quite difficult to throw away the warm blanket, the beautiful morning will slowly whisper in your ears and encourage you to start your trek through a beautiful pine forest, along the bank of "Dudh Koshi River" through many suspension bridges. One of these famous bridges is Hillary Suspension Bridge. Before you will have even taken your mind out from the bridge you will catch wonderful prospects of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, you come to the check post and entrance to 'Sagarmatha National Park.' Gradually you pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until you reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A final steep ascent of about two hours and you will get the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. That moment is so overwhelming that you will realize you simply have to stop for a second and capture it. Chautara can be an ideal place for that. You still need to hike for about one and a half hour to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of this region. You stay overnight at a teahouse in Namche Bazaar reviewing and smiling at the past moments of the whole day from your memory card.
Enjoy the view of Everest and other spectacular mountain peaks - Kusum Kangru (6369 m) and Mt. Thamserku (6608 m).
Have a look at the paintings of Buddha deities at Benkar and a small gompa at Monjo.
Explore the Granite Bluff carved with Tibetan Mantras en route to Jorsale and a huge cave above the same village.
Pass through forests of pine, fir, rhododendron and magnolia.
Cross numerous suspension bridges built high above the mountain rivers - Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi.
Officially enter the Sagarmatha National Park.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,286ft)
Today is scheduled as acclimatization day for this trek. You will either spend the day hiking to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) Region. If you trek a few kilometers during the day, it will help you for proper acclimatization. Your guide will escort you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animals life in the Everest region. You also take an interesting trip up to Khumjung. You further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip, you will view the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a Yeti scalp (Yeti traditionally is believed as a snowman in Nepali culture." You will also visit Hilary School which is located at the same site. After taking delicious lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, you walk back down to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar with a heart touching breeze from Mount Everest.
Hike to Thame or visit Khunde
View numerous items like first Everest ascenders and fascinating sherpa culture etc.
Trip to Khumjung and Syangboche
Visit Hilary School
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) : 5 - 6 hrs walk
The dawn calls for a delicious breakfast and you start your trek towards Tengboche enjoying stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Your trek follows on the gradual trail with a few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way, you can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer or a herd of Himalayan Thar. 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 will then penetrate you through the pine forests and crossing the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. A tongue twisting lunch at Phunki Thenga will be your fuel for the tough little climb steep up through the pine forests before approaching Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu Region. Late afternoon, we can visit the monastery and pray for success. Overnight stay at teahouse in the lap of Tengboche recalling today's activities and planning for the next day's.
Stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Ama Dablam
Witness fascinating wildlife with pheasants, musk deer or a herd of Himalayan Thar
Cross the pine forests and prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River
Amazing lunch at Phunki Thenga
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,300 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
With mountains at its backdrop, the monastery at Tengboche looks more spectacular in the morning. At this very moment, you can take pictures of the monastery and the scenery around and start your journey as usual. You choose the upper trail for better views on the way to Pangboche village. You pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where you stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, you 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 you enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. You descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Relax your painful body inside the warm blanket with the melody of Dingboche.
Spot several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages
Delicious lunch that will simply blow you away.
Have a close-up view of Mt. Ama Dablam and witness Lobuche River
Watch beautiful array of fields
Day 07: Dingboche - Duglha (4,620 m/15,090 ft): 3 - 4 hrs
The whisper of morning wind will wake you up. Stretch your body with some exercise and start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The walk along the arid terrace is rewarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. When you approach near the yak herders place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and you continue through Phulung Karpo, the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. Above Phulung Karpo is Chola Lake. As you move on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into your eyesight. As the trail descends and curves, Mt. Pumori disappears from view and gradually you come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, you ascend to Duglha. You can see the top of Mt Nuptse from here as well as Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. Overnight with a nature at Duglha.
Watch the yak herders place called Dusa
walk along Khumbu Khola Valley with magnificent views of the mountains
Witness the marvelous view of Mt. Pumori
Get the views of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Thamserku and several other peaks from Duglha
Day 08: Duglha - Lobuche (4910 m/16,108 ft): 2 - 4 hrs treks
A short exercise, a delicious breakfast and the views of the beautiful Himalayas, yes, this is your morning recipe for today. Beyond Duglha, you climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. You pass through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara. At the top of the ridge, you will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter, Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, you will find yourself facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. You are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we pass along a murmuring stream leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. Overnight at Lobuche teahouse.
Climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier
Pass through boulder-strewn slopes at Chupki Lhara
View peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal.
Get quite close to Mt. Everest
Day 09: Lobuche - Gorak Shep [5140 m/16,863ft]-Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft]-Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. You will pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail, you see crest of north ridge of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take you to Thangma Riju from where you perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, You catch your first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As you reach Gorak Shep, you will find snow-capped mountains looming all around you including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. You probably will have worn out by now so you take some rest and have your lunch and embark on the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, you come through the Indian army mountaineers memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you really appreciate the Everest climbers who bravely stepped the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineers tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the Base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. You have to ascend more till Kala Patthar to snap the beauty of Mt Everest. Return back to Gorak Shep for overnight.
Arrive at Thangma Riju to perceive a 360 degree view of the mountains
Catch the very first glimpse of Kala Patthar
Reach Gorak Shep and proceed to Everest Base Camp
Get the view of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori
Day 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche [5,550m/18,208 ft]: 8 - 9 hrs
Today is the climax of your trip. Stretch your both legs early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, you need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Further, there is always the potential for chilly wind which is quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the East even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the West shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, you can pause to catch your breath at several outstanding viewpoints to snap pictures. Ascending for several hours, you reach Kala Patthar. From this juncture, you scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As you approach the top, you sit on the Kala Patthar where rocks your eyes taking unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. Capture as many pictures as you can and take the in view with our minds eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, you have breakfast and wait other participants to return back. Rest your fatigue of acclimatization reflecting the unerasable beauties of the Himalayas at Pheriche.
Early morning departure with the view of Kala Patthar
Ascend for several hours to reach Kala Patthar
Witness jaw dropping beautiful panoramic views from Kala Pathar
Day 11: Pheriche-Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
Today, you trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is Spring, pink and red Rhododendron flowers ablaze your surroundings. Depending on your hunger and condition, you either have your lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. Crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. You stop at Kayangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kayangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, you reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, you would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. Upon reaching your lodge, enjoy a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in your cozy room in Namche Bazaar. Though you will have some pain around your thigh due to continuous descend, the memories that are stuck in your mind and heart slowly cover the pain.
Trek along the most magnificent Rhododendron and Juniper trees
Reach Sansa and stop at Kayangjuma for a delicious lunch
Mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants can be seen
Reach army base camp at Namche
Day 12: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft): 6 - 8 hrs
The cold morning will slowly pinch your ears and knock your head to wake up for journey. Though it will be difficult to wrap up the warm blanket, you must say goodbye to Namche today. Stretch your body for a moment and fill your stomach with warm and delicious breakfast to petrol down the trail descends steeply downward. You need to walk slowly and under control as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing "Dudh Koshi River" and its tributaries, the trail becomes more leveled and natural. By today you will start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will slowly vanish from today as you pass through this charming mountain air. Although you are travelling the same route down, you feel completely different. You just snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. You will be exposed through the Sherpa villages noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayer flags while you walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. You experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with a smile on their faces! Lots of memories wriggle around your mind and heart. You will feel that you have touched the feet of the Highest Mountain Peak of the world, Mount Everest and it is leaning down to grace you for your happy and prosperous life. Slowly your eyebrows get heavy due to tiredness and you will be lost in the lap of Lukla waiting the day to say goodbye Lukla.
Descend from Namche Bazar
Cross the suspension bridges on Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries
Witness sherpa culture and their impressive devotion to the God
Day 13: Lukla - Kathmandu
The warm morning slowly shake your blanket to wake you up. Your both eyes will be open but you don't desire to leave the bed because the memory of your journey still pull you towards Kala Patthar. Even then you have to depart with the nature, so you have to pack your belongings and rush towards the airport to catch the engined sky bird for flying back to Kathmandu. The dronier drops you following the morning clouds in TIA of Kathmandu. Our representative from Great Nepal will be waiting you to welcome you with your smiling and cheerful faces . They will pick up you and drop to hotel .You can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If you get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, you can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. This short excursion either can be assisted by Great Nepal’s guides or you can perform it yourselves too. If you want to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, you have to manage time for today as well! In the evening, you will be at a fantastic celebration dinner together with typical nepali sets and cultural program. You can share your experiences there with us and suggest us the best way to serve other guest as well for the next time. We will congratulate for successfully completing your trek to Everest Base Camp hosted by Great Nepal with a certificate. You will be transferred to your hotel for last night to Nepal.
Head back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Free day to do whatever you want
Day 14: Farewell Friend
The cozy morning will sadly wake up you. Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour in the wonderful Himalayan country. There will be a heart touching relationship between you and our company during this journey. We will be missing you and praying for your safe departure to home.
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- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with a private car as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International Airport by Great Nepal's representative on arrival and while departing.
- 2 nights good quality accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B plan basis with twin sharing.
- Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu (if any).
- Necessary staffs including bilingual experienced trekking guide during the trekking.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of black tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest House or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
- Nepalese Government Royalty.
- All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Satellite phone carried by Guide for communication also available for members.
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all trekking crew at Base Camp and above as required.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during trekking period.
- Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
- Our service charge
- Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
- Certificate for completion of trekking.
- Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses,
- Porters & Yaks if required.
- Tips (expected but not mandatory)
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears.
- Any extra expense arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
- Nepal custom duty clearance charges for import of any trekking goods.
- Gifts & souvenirs.
- Any other item not included or mentioned in cost includes section.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Everest National park fee and TIMS ($60 for 2 persons)
- Any extra services, products,offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
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Good luck on your journey!
Good luck on your journey! Myself and 3 friends are from Cornwall, Ontario and we are actually heading to Kathmandu and arriving on Oct 17 2012. We also are trekking up to Everest base camp and are due to arrive at base camp on Nov 1 2012. We will be thinking of everyone and maybe we will cross each others paths at some point on the trek and can congratulate everyone in person!!!