Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 N 13 D - Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) or Kathmandu Bus Terminus (Kalanki) - Kathmadu (01 Night) - Phakding (01 Night) - Namche Bazar (02 Nights) - Tengboche (01 Night) - Dingboche (01 Night) - Lobuche (01 Night) - Mount Everest Base Camp (Gorakshep) (02 Nights) - Kala Patthar (Pheriche) (01 Night) - Namche Bazar (01 Night) - Kathmadu (01 Night) - Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) or Kathmandu Bus Terminus (Kalanki)
Day - 01 – Arrival transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) or Kathmandu Bus Terminus (Kalanki) – Our representative or Vehicle will be there to receive the guest at TIA airport – Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload - Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place - At an height of 1400 meters / 4600 feet Kathmandu is the Capital of Nepal - Most of Kathmandu's people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism - Nepali is the most commonly spoken language - English is understood & spoken by educated & professional residents – Guests will be received at TIA airport by our representative or Driver - Transfer to hotel - Hotel check in – A briefing session with Guests to complete documentations, go over details and answer any queries guests might have for the trek ahead - Evening free for own activities - Overnight stay at Kathmandu
Day - 02 - Kathmandu to Lukla Transfer - Early Morning One has to leave hotel - Next drive to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for transfer to Lukla - There are numerous flights flying the busy Kathmandu - Lukla route, though with a much reduced service during the off-season months. Sita is considered to be one of the more reliable airlines flying this route and operates two flights every morning from Kathmandu Domestic Airport at 07:00 AM and 08:20 AM, with return flights at 07:40 AM and 9:00 AM - Flights from Kathmandu take around 25 minutes [Tenzing Hillary Airport (LUA), Lukla (2840 meters)] - Lukla contains a small airport servicing the region, and a variety of shops and lodges catering to tourists and trekkers, providing western-style meals and trail supplies - Guests can explore Lukla, a rapidly changing area in the Himalayas - From Lukla, travellers will take two days to reach the village Namche Bazaar, an altitude acclimatization stop for those continuing on - Evening free to stroll around the area - Night Stay at Lukla
Day - 02 - Phakding (2610 meters) - Lukla to Phakding - Board a small, fixed-winged aircraft today, and we are off on our adventure - Alight at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest - We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of trek - After about 04 hours of easy treking on a gentle downhill trail, we arrive in Phakding, a village that lies on the banks of a beautiful mountain river called Dudh Koshi - Phakding is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal - It lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Lukla and south of Monjo - One of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - The trail start at Lukla and Phakding is often the main stopping point for trekkers on their way to Mount Everest via the Gokyo Ri route or Tengboche route - Rest for the day here in the scenic little village - Overnight stay at Phakding
Day - 03 - Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) - Phakding to Namche Bazaar - From Phakding, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, the trail climbs steeply up with breathtaking views of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region - The Namche Bazaar is a prosperous mountain trading town, considered as the capital of the Sherpa people - Guests can have a bird’s-eye view of the U-shaped bowl amphitheatre as you approach, dotted with a colourful panoply of lodges, houses and restaurants, surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides with an opening out to the Bhote Khosi on the other - Night stay at Namche Bazaar
Day - 04 - Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day - We will spend a day here at Namche today for acclimatization as we prepare to go higher in the days to come - We will take a hiking trip to the Everest View point, right above Namche bazar to have the very first glimpse of the Mt. Everest - This spectacular view point shows us wonderful mountain views, including Mt. Everest - Spend the rest of the day around this bustling town - Visit the Sherpa Museum to get information on the history of the Himalayas, its geography, culture, and its people - Explore interesting shops and haggle with vendors, or indulge in the delights offered by the local bakeries in Namche Bazaar - Over Night Stay at Namche Bazaar
Day - 05 - Tengboche (3860 meters) - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche - We continue along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi flanked by magnificent views of the mountains. Pass through Sanasa, where the trail then drops to Phunki Thanga. Views of the Himalayan giants from here are deemed to be the most magnificent in the world. Once we reach Tengboche village, we will be surrounded by peaks like Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam including Mt. Everest. After settling into our accommodation, we set out to explore the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary, was sent to be a monk once. In the monastery itself, there is a 6-metre tall sculpture of Buddha, incredibly ornate wall hangings, and displays of musical instruments and robes worn by the Lamas.
Day - 06 - Dingboche (4410 meters) - Tengboche to Dingboche - After a short and steep descent through a forest of birches, conifers, and rhododendrons, you will reach Debuche - Spot Nepal's national bird, the Impeyan Pheasant, here - After crossing the Imja Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, high above where a river rushes through a narrow cleft, the trail climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche - The uphill trek continues, taking you to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam - Over Night Stay at Dingboche
Day - 07 - Lobuche (4910 meters) - Dingboche to Lobuche - On this day, the trail will traverse through meadows and farmland before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier - Pass through the small village of Duglha before climbing up to a viewpoint, where stone memorials as set up as tributes to climbers who have perished on nearby summits - The trail drops slightly and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche - Lobuche / Lobuje is close to the Khumbu Glacier and the settlement of Lobuche - There are two main peaks, Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East - At 6,145 metres / 20,161 feet, Lobuche East is 26 metres / 85 feet higher - Between the two peaks is a long deeply notched ridge - The first recorded ascent of Lobuche East was made by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen on April 25, 1984 - Stay overnight at the Lobuche
Day - 08 - Gorakshep (5140 meters) - Lobuche to Gorakshep, with hike to Everest Base Camp - We are finally going to Everest Base Camp today! Before we hike to EBC, we will make a stop at Gorakshep, a small settlement on the glacial lakebed of the Everest region, and the highest overnight point of our trek. Have lunch at our tea house, and we will set off for the Everest Base Camp - The walk on the moraine and boulder strewn path up to base camp will test our stamina. As the camp comes into sight, the feeling of exhilaration is indescribable as we stand up close and personal with the formidable Mount Everest - Reach Everest Base Camp (5380 meters) - After basking in the glory of Mt. Everest, we will return to Gorakshep for the day.
Day - 09 - Pheriche (4240 meters) - Gorekshep to Pheriche, with morning hike to Kala Patthar (5550 meters)- Get up really early this morning for the hike up to Kala Patthar, the highest elevation on the trip, to catch a magical sunrise as dawn breaks over Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other mighty peaks - After enjoying nature’s light show, we have to make our way back to Gorakshep for breakfast - The trek down today will bring us down a new path to Pheriche - Situated above the Tsola River is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers - A rudimentary hospital open only during the two trekking / climbing seasons (March-May and November-December) -It is staffed by Nepalis and volunteer physicians who are mostly from the USA, Europe, Canada and Australia - Pheriche was primarily a farming village however, now in the summer many of its men are employed by trekkers as guides and bearers - There are also many lodges where trekkers and climbers on their way to the Mt. Everest Base Camp can stay - It is an important acclimatization stopover and is a relief and treatment center and an evacuation point - It is the usual stopover place for many Everest trekkers on their way back down after the base camp
Day - 10 - Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) - Pheriche to Namche Bazaar - It is located within the Khumbu at its low point, populating the sides of a hill - Most Sherpa who are in the tourism business are from the Namche area - Namche is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region with many Nepalese officials, a police check, post and a bankThe journey today starts with quite a fair drop to the valley floor, after you cross the Dudh Kosi river on a suspension bridge - Walk in the shadow of pine trees and rhododendrons bushes that line the trails - Guests will be back in Namche Bazaar- Overnigfht stay at Namche Bazaar
Day - 11 - Lukla (2840 meters) - Namche Bazaar to Lukla - Continue to walk down to Monjo and enjoy a night there - It’s an easy walk down through Phakding to Lukla for the final night's stay in the Khumbu region - Lukla is a town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal - Situated at 2,860 metres / 9,383 feet it is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive by flight - The only other way you could get around Lukla is by foot - Yes, there are no roads and no any other mean of modern transport - There are plenty of awesome mountainous view around Lukla itself - Although Lukla means place with many goats and sheep, few are found in the area these days - A hospital which is highly equipped with modern instruments can be seen here - It is heavily funded by the tourists from outside and provide free medical services to poor people- Night Stay at Lukla
Day - 12 - Kathmandu (1400 meters) - Lukla to Kathmandu - Fly back to Kathmandu on an early flight, and transfer will be provided from the airport to your hotel - The rest of the day is free for you to explore the colourful town with its narrow lanes and charming shops - For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload - Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place - Overnight stay in Kathmansdu
Day - 13 - Kathmandu (1400 meters) - Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) or Kathmandu Bus Terminus (Kalanki) - Early Morning Breakfast - Next Depending upon the flight timings one can visit the nearby Mall or Thamel is Kathmandu's primary "traveller's ghetto" catering to tourists - Another neighbourhood of growing popularity is Jhamel - Jhochhen Tol, also known as Freak Street, is Kathmandu's original traveler's haunt, made popular by the hippies of the 1960s and 1970s - Asan is a bazaar and ceremonial square on the old trade route to Tibet - Next have to Check out from Hotel - Next prepare to drive nearly for an hour approximately 15 kilometers to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) - Depending upon the flight timings one can visit Thamel or some of the places of interest on the way on the way to Kathmandu airport – Forwarding journey
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Exclusions & Expenditure (Extra)
We would like to highlight that there are items that are not included within our package cost. Kindly budget for these extra expenditures according to the duration of your trek. This includes the below:
T & C
Trekking Permits : There are restricted areas in Nepal which issue trekking permits for a limited no. of days. If you opt to stay in the restricted area longer than the permit period, additional charges will be levied for every day thereafter. These additional charges are not included in the cost of the trip.
Travel Insurance : Travel insurance is essential to ensure our trekkers are covered in case of any mishaps, especially if helicopter evacuation is required. Do note that standard policies cover emergency evacuations up to 4000m only, so please ensure that your policy covers you up to 6000m. Your policy information must be submitted to us before we begin trekking.
Flight Delays : If flight delays or cancellations are between Kathmandu and Lukla, we can arrange a chartered helicopter if you are agreeable to the charter hire cost. Bad weather in the mountains may carry on for more than a day. In order to avoid affecting your international flight out of the Nepal, you are strongly advised to buffer a few more days towards the end of your trip.
We will try our best to accommodate postponements and reschedule your trip if we are notified at least one month in advance. However, if you need to cancel the trip, please understand that cancellation fees will be imposed as the necessary manpower, logistics and accomodations would have been arranged. The cancellation fees will be based on the cancellation notification period given:
*Exclude bank/transfer charges.