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Everest Base Camp Trekking (Nepal)

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Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenge and great an achievement. A dream trip to everyone, Everest base camp trek is 13 days trekking in Nepal which offers to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Everest region. Starts with a scenic flight to Lukla, the Everest base camp trekking itinerary then goes from Lukla to Everest Base camp and again retrace back to Lukla by trekking and ends with an adventurous flight back to Kathmandu. During the Everest base camp trekkingholiday one can get first-hand experiences in the Himalayas.Everest is not only a mountain and Mount Everest Base Camp trekking is more than a trekking. Experiencing trekking in the rough Himalayan trails, tasting the local foods, getting the warm welcome from the extremely friendly locals, exploring some of the world best monasteries and witnessing the sunrise in Mount Everest from Kala Patthar are the great Everest base camp trekking experiences.

 

The food and the lodges during the Everest Base Camp Trek are basic yet the food is tasty and blankets are warm enough. The internet access (WIFI) is available to stay connected with friends and family during the EBC adventure.During EBC trek, daily hiking is about 6-7 hours and the camp distances during Everest base camp trekking is about 8-10 kilometers approximately. During the 13 days Everest base camp trek, two acclimatization days are managed to adopt the thin air. The first day at Namche Bazar and next in Dingboche.

 

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of the 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking. 10 Days EBC Trekking is the best alternative for those trekkers who have limited vacation time and willing to conquer the Everest Base Camp in short time. It is suited more to the travelers having previous trekking experiences in the higher altitude.

Outline Itinerary (Everest Base Camp Trekking)

1st Day : Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m.) and transfer to the hotel.

2nd Day:  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation.:

3rd Day: Scenic flight to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,652m. /4-5 hours trekking/ 8km approx.):

4th Day : Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m. /5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.).

5th Day : Acclimatization day. Explore Sherpa Capital

6th Day: Trek to Tengboche (3870m./5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.)

7th Day: Trek to Dingboche (4360m./5-6 hours trekking/ 8km approx.)

8th Day : Acclimatization day.

9th Day : Trek to Lobuche (4940m./ 5-6 hours trekking/ 7km approx.)

10th Day : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m.)- Everest Base Camp (5364m.) and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hours trekking. / 15km approx.)

11th Day : Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4280m./ 6-7 hours trek/ 15km trekking):

12th Day: Trek back to Namche Bazar (5-6 hours trekking/ 15km approx.):

13th Day: Trek back to Phakding (4-5 hours trekking/ 7 km approx.):

14th Day: Trek to Lukla (4-5 hours trekking/ 7km approx.):

15th Day: Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping

16th Day: Fly back home

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m.) and transfer to the hotel. 

Upon your arrival, our representative will welcome you and will assist you to the hotel. Get refreshed from the jet lag. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2:  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation.:

During sightseeing visit Soyambhunath-The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath-The crematory place, Boudhanath- Buddhist monastery and Kathmandu Durbar Square-ancient palace place. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Scenic flight to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,652m. /4-5 hours trekking/ 8km approx.):

 Early morning take a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you trek will begin. Meet all crews there and start your trekking to Phakding. A walk via Dudhkoshi River to Phakding is an amazing experience. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m. /5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.).: 

The second day of the trekking, take early breakfast and start hiking to Namche Bazar, as the height rises the trek gets exciting. On a clear day, you can see the glimpse of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is known as the Sherpa Capital and is the last point to get the gears needed for the trekking. Overnight at Namche Bazar.

 

Day 5: Acclimatization day. Explore Sherpa Capital

It is always better to have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar which allows your body to adapt the thin air. You can also explore the Sherpa capital in the day time. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3870m./5-6 hours trekking/ 10km approx.): –

 One of the exciting day of the trekking. Start your trekking after the breakfast to Tengboche. A gentle walk to Tengboche is always a good one. From Tengboche, one can get the magnificent views of mountains including Mount Everest. Visiting Tengboche monastery is another highlight of the day. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m./5-6 hours trekking/ 8km approx.): –

Get up early morning to catch the sunrise. After breakfast starts the trek towards Dingboche. Walk gently and take good rest. During the trek, you might feel the thin air. Overnight at Dingboche.

 

Day 8: Acclimatization day.: –

Next acclimatization day in Dingboche. Explore around the village on a free day. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4940m./ 5-6 hours trekking/ 7km approx.): –

 Wonderful trekking day, along with the way the mighty Himalayas accompany from all sides. Trekking through the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The prayer flags and the stone shrines look just amazing. Overnight at Lobuche.

 

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m.)- Everest Base Camp (5364m.) and trek back to Gorakshep (7-8 hours trekking. / 15km approx.)

A wonderful trekking day where we mostly trek through the glacier path. You can collect the awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped mountains in Everest Base Camp which includes Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori. After spending a wonderful time, we then retrace back to Gorakshep for the overnight.

 

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4280m./ 6-7 hours trek/ 15km trekking):

 Wake up early and hike up to Kalapathar, from there you can collect the stunning views of the mountains including Mount Everest. Then after we will retrace back to Gorakshep for the lunch. After lunch, we will trek all the way down to Pheriche for overnight.

 

Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazar (5-6 hours trekking/ 15km approx.):

The trail we travel got many ups and downs. Our path also covers the rhododendron and juniper forest. The wonderful mountain views accompany us all the way back to Namche Bazar. Overnight.

 

Day 13: Trek back to Phakding (4-5 hours trekking/ 7 km approx.):

We retrace same way that we follow to get up to Namche Bazar. Overnight.

 

Day 14: Trek to Lukla (4-5 hours trekking/ 7km approx.):

A gentle trekking day. We trek slowly back to Lukla. At Lukla, we can take good rest on free time. Overnight.

 

Day 15: Scenic Flight back to Kathmandu (45 minutes flight). Last minute shopping

Farewell dinner at night. : Early morning we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we will have free time for last minute shopping. In the evening, we will be having a farewell dinner with trekking crews. Overnight.

 

Day 16: Fly back home

One of our representatives will transfer you to Kathmandu airport to catch the returning flight back home. We hope to see you in Nepal soon again.

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Teahouse accommodation during trekking
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Flight (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek and their all expenses
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and his all expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek)
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit

Excludes

 

  • International airfare
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, Wi-Fi charge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping

 

  • 1 pair strong hiking boots
  • 1 pair sports shoes
  • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
  • 1 small day pack
  • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
  • 1 inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
  • 1 fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 water and windproof jacket
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 1 medium sized towel
  • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
  • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
  • 1 Swiss type knife
  • 2 pairs light socks
  • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana

Best Seasons

Spring (March-May)

Spring is one of the best seasons. As you trek through the rhododendron forest you can see the rhododendron blooming around plus the views also get clearer

Autumn (September-November) 

Autumn is another best season for trekking Everest Base Camp. This time around, the views gets clear and amazing.

Winter (December-February)
Not recommended.

Monsoon(June-August)

Trekking Everest Base Camp in Monsoon is not recommended because the heavy rainfall happens and the
Flights are heavily distributed.

 

Permits
TIMS Card: US$ 10
National Park entry fee: US$ 33

Tourist Visa Information 

Visa Facility     Duration   Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days  US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Click here for more Nepal Visa details 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin.
Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Problem on breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Loss of appetite

Techniques for preventing AMS

  • Walk slowly and take small breaks during the trekking
  • Drink more water and avoid alcohol
  • Take acclimatization days during the trek
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat light and high-calorie diets, foods in rich potassium is recommend
  • Get prepare with the warms clothes
  • It is better to try some hiking before going the high altitude.

Some Medication Suggestion of AMS

  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for headaches
  • Anti-sickness medicines, like promethazine for nausea
  • Acetazolamide to prevent and treat high altitude sickness

Common AMS treatment

  • Descend down to the lower altitude and go up again once you feel better. If it does not improve even after descending or get worse then you should see the doctor.
  • Take the suggested medicine, take ibuprofen or paracetamol for a headache, if you feel sick then take anti-sickness medicines.
  • Always share your companions if you are not feeling well so that they can help you before it is too late.

Booking 
To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.

Payment
While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.

Documents
You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.

Accommodation
We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.

Foods 
Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.

Water 
During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.

Trekking staffs
All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.

Flight Delays
Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out  Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.

Responsible Tourism
We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimising the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.

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