Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

"Everest Base Camp" is a term that is used to describe two base camps,(North and the south) each on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), and North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft)[1][2][3] (28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E). 
 
Supplies are carried to the South Base Camp by sherpas or porters, and with help of animals, usually yaks.  Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.
South Base Camp in Nepal
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek. However, trekking to Lukla is possible.
 
From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft). It takes about two days to reach the village, which is a central hub of the area. Typically at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. 

Trip Facts

Trip Duration

17 days

Facts

Country: Nepal
 
Trekking region : Khumbu 
 
Trek Duration: 17 Days
 
Max. Elevation: 5545 meters
 
Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.16
 
Best Season: April-May-June , September-October-November

Trip Details

Day 01 - Arrive to Kathmandu

Arrivival to Kathmandu, the beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. The No Name Travel and Treks Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, you will have short briefing and final payment procedures.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour/ trek preparation

Sightseeing of Kathmandu includes Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath.Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the world. The two storied pagoda houses a pagoda houses with a lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plat pagodahouses a ed roofs and silver-coated doors. Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design

After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepareartion for your trekking equipment for Everest Basecamp trek.

Day 03 - Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) trek to Phakding (2610m) approx 4 hours.

An early morning flight takes us from Kathmandu airport to Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport at 2804 meters.(35 minutes flight). Lukla is the center airport to Khumbu. On arrival at the airport, guide will brief and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters.

Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazzar (3441m) approx 5.30 hours

After your breakfast at Phakding, crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi. From the village of Benkar, cross the long suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river. finally reaching at a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream. Monjo is situated below the magnificent peak of Thamserku and near the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

After few minutes walk from Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here a short descend and a gradual walk brings to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi River. We reach Jorsalle village is reached, the last village before Namche Bazaar is reached. From here another 1-2 hour walk up brings to the famed Namche, the colourful houses are situated in an amphitheatre U shaped bowl.Namche Bazaar (3441m) known as the capital of Khumbu and the Gateway to Everest which is home to many good hotels and lodges here, along the whole Everest trail this is quite a big village.

Day 05 - Acclimatization day- Namche Bazzar (3441m)

We will spend a day here in Namche Bazzar (3441 meters) in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air.

Day 06 - Trek to Tyangboche (3860 meters)

Trek to Tyangboche monastery an altitude of 3860 meters. The walk is fairly easy for the first half, after a 20 minutes climb to the top ridge of Namche Bazaar.On the area there is more chances of seeing the beautiful colourful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and the elusive musk deer, and sometime even herd of Himalayan Thar (mountaingoat like large antelope).On reaching Tyangboche our guide will tell you about the local monastery situated here. The group will betaken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went.

Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.

From Tyangboche taking our timein order to we avoid getting affected by the thinning of the air. The trail descends through a forest and coming to lovely spot at Deboche (3650m) with magnificent view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. From Deboche walking the path is gradual till you reach a small bridge over the narrow gorge of Imja-Tse River.From here the walk is gradual uphill most of the way. A little further, the route diverts into two ways, the upper one going to the upper Pangboche village, where the old Monastery is located, the gradual low route is the straight forward main trail to Dingboche(4350 meters). Dingboche (4350 meters) is a beautiful patchwork offield enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals

Day 08 - Acclimatization at Dingboche(4350m) , Trek to Chhukung (4710m) and back.Today is Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4350m). There are some breathtaking views of the North faceof Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak.The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You will have another better alternat hikeup trip to Chhukung (4710 meters) valley, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others,  then return to Dingboche in the evening.

Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters)

We continue to trek to the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Chola tse and Tawache on the left. The trail leads us zigzags through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine.  At the top, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path we continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters in Lobuche.

 Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Rest after some trekking and drinking of plenty of water would be better. Chocolates or Snickers would be friendly.

Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m) then trek back to Gorak Shep (5180m) 7 hours.

Leaving Loubuche early in the morning, we head up to Everest Base camp (5365 meters), and return toGhorakshep at elevation of 5180 meters at noon for our overnight stay. It would take about 7 hours. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with a new camp being further up the valley. Tthe trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier

Day 11 - Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5545 meters) then trek down to Pheriche (4240 meters)

After reaching Base camp of Everest, our aim today is early morning climb to Kalapattar (5545 meters the highest point of our trek).Top of Kalapatthar a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Mount Everest looks within a stone throw distance.

It is truly a magnificent spot to be here on a clear sunny day to view an array of mountains up to the farhorizon, to the south Khumbu glacier sweeps below you. We trek down to Pheriche at elevation of 4240 meters.

Day 12 - Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3860m) approx 4 hours.

Trek from Pheriche comfortable descent passing through rhododendron forest to Tyangboche (386om), takes approximately 4 hours. Enjoy your visit inside to Tyangboche Monastery and enjoy your afternoon with splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views.

Day 13 - Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) approx 4 hours.

The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Enroute you will see traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight.

Day 14 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2804m)- 6 Hours

The last day of your great trek. Apart from few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.

Day 15 - Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu

The flight time to Kathmandu are schedule for normally for morning, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason, depending upon the flight time make way to the terminal for security check. This scenic flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes to Kathmandu, a scenic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from window of the plane. Arrive Kathmandu domestic terminal and drive to your Hotel.

Day 16/17 - Reserve day and Departure from Kathmandu

Your one day is as reserve day/Free Day in Kathmandu. Lukla airport is mountain side airport. These types of airport some time gets affected by bad weather to fly or land aeroplane. So that we suggest all of you to extend minimum a day more. This reserve day you may visit around.Kathmandu oryou can do shopping or you may go to other extra activities i.e; rafting plus chitwan jungle safari.These services cost can be extra.After your complete trek, transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure. Our Airport Representative will take you to the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure.

Cost Details

Trip cost:

7+ Persons US$ 1320 per person

Price Include

Airport pickup and drop

Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu

Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle

Trekking permit and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees

Domestic flight ticket of Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Katmandu

Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek

Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek

Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance

First Aid Kit

Culture Dinner Program

Service Charge of our office

Price Exclude

Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee

Meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast

Extra nights Accommodation in Kathmandu

Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages

All; Trekking equipments and personal items

Tips/ Gratitudes for Guide/Sherpa and porters

Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation Insurance

Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and flights delay arrival etc

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