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Everest Base Camp Trek (15)

Basic Info ( EBC 14001 ) $ 1430 per person

Duration 15
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Vehicle, Domestic flight
Altitude 5,554m/18,192ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking, Climbing
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

Highlighted activities


  • Kathmandu sightseeing listed in UNESCO world heritage site
  • Sightseeing at Namche, Dingboche and other popular village of Khumbu region
  • Learn about Sherpa Culture
  • Visit world highest altitude monastery “Tsengboche Monastery”
  • Sightseeing at entry gate of Everest summit “Everest Base Camp”
  • Sunrise view from Kala patthar(5550m) 


Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking trials in the world. 17 days Everest base camp trek provide the paranoiac view of Mt.Everest (8848m) and view of other beautiful mountain Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse(8516m), Meta(6476m) etc. on the other hand we also get the big opportunity study UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park, world highest altitude monastery, and culture of brave Sherpa People.To show Nepali culture and history we are also taking you to Kathmandu heritage site on the second day of your arrival. This is you big opportunity to get information of Nepal history.

Journey to Everest Base Camp trek start from fly to Tenzing Norgey airport from Kathmandu airport with professional English speaking guide. Then, trek began form Lukla to Phakding then Namcha Bazzar. Namcha Bazzar is Head quarter of Khumbu region with the facility of ATM, Bank office, Café, Bakery, Shop, Restaurant, etc. we walk to Tsengboche which is also popular for short trek “Everest sunrise trek” and so on upto Ghorak Shep. Ghorak shep is the last point for overnight of Everest Base camp trek and we walk to Kalapatthar(5550m). On the way to Everest trek we have to cross many up and down hills, suspension bridge, water fall, rhododendron forest etc. we stop some place for tea break and overnight. Every place has their traditional culture and its own important where, our professional guide explains about it. Not only guiding for place but also take cure about your health, food etc.

Trek to Everest is everyone dream so, Himalaya Club Treks and Expedition provide Everest trek service package those who are highly interested to trek in Everest. If you are interested to do some different with Everest trek with longer days, we have some other popular package Everest base camp via Jiri – 22 DaysEverest three pass trek – 21 Days, EverestBase Camp via Gokyo Lake – 18 Days which are more adventure and challenging.


Itinereary 

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trekking prepration, Heritage sightseeing. 
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs.
Day 04: Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):  5 - 6 hrs.
Day 07: Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs.
Day 08: Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day.
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs.
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs.
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,730m/15,518ft): 8-9 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft). 
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu.


Accommodation

After arrival in Kathmandu we transfer to our hotel, HotelBliss International which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, Tea/Coffee maker and the toilet trees. Hotels are 3 star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price include 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. But during the trek there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. For Single supplementary will charge $250 extra.  In Kathmandu hotel have 24/7 receptions while in the trekking recitation are closed after 9-10pm. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.

Meals

For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, during trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu. However; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy. We also offer Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trekking prepration, Heritage sightseeing.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs.
Day 04: Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):  5 - 6 hrs.
Day 07: Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs.
Day 08: Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day.
Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs.
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs.
Day 11: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,730m/15,518ft): 8-9 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu.


Includes


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals during the trek (15 breakfast, 12 Lunch, 12 Dinner)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Includes


  • Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs ).
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tipping for related staffs
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.
Arrival, transfer to hotel.

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to hotel.

According to your flight detail provides by you, we will be greeted by a representative at international airport with your name and Himalayan Club Treks and Expedition written on it. Then, we assist you to transfer to Hotel where you are welcome by tea/coffee. At evening we have a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Trekking prepration day, Heritage sightseeing

Day 2 : Trekking prepration day, Heritage sightseeing

After short introduction with our tour guide, today we are having tour to Kathmandu UNSCIO world heritage site with our tour guide which include Pasupatinath Temple “Nepal biggest Hindu temple” it is also place for the body crimination of Hindu religion. Then we drive to Bouddhanath stupa whch is nearby Pasupatinath temple. Bouddhanath is Asian biggest stupa. It was damage by earthquake on 2015 AD however, it is completely repaired recently. Then after we drive to Swyambhunath stpua, popularly known by “monkey temple” this stupa is on the small where we can see the whole Kathmandu valley from there. At last we drive to Patan durbar square,“Ancient Royal Palace”. Inside the square you can see different Hindu temple which are bhimesh temple, vishwonath temple, Taleju Bhawani temple and Krinsna Temple which is most popular temple among them. Beside it you can study the Newar architecture, arts and their culture where, our tour guide help you to describe about its history of every place. At evening we have a meeting with our trekking guide and make our trekking prepration. And check our equipment for trekking. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs.

We fly to Lukla in early morning (40 minute). After some trekking equipment preparation and check-in at check-in point to show Permits. We star our first day of trek to everest. After walking downhill for 3-4 hours we will reach Phakding where we are having our first overnight.
Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs.

Day 4 : Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs.

Second day of our trekking start with hot tea/coffee and some breakfast at Tea house, we began our trekking at around 8 in the morning. Trial passes through Dhud koshi River and Rhododendron forest and sagarmatha national park entry gate. After crossing the up and down hill and some suspension bridge we reach to Namche bazaar. Located between Bhotakoshi and Dhud Koshi River, one of the developed city of Khumbu region. Overnight at Namche bazaar.
Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar makes your body familiar with high altitude. So, today you have full time to do sightseeing on Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the community village of Sherpa people. And also have facility of health post, post office, restaurant, book shop, internet cyper café and etc. on the day you can also hike to Hotel Everest view for sunrise, visit Khumbu valley, village school, health post.
Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):  5 - 6 hrs.

Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 - 6 hrs.

Trail leads through the bank of panchoche River and decent rhododendron forest, with the view of Mt.Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After crossing the suspension bridge of Phungi Thanga and walk around one hour uphill we reach Tsengboche. Tsengboche village have large Buddhist monastery “Tsengboche Monastery”, which is largest gompa in the khumbu region and also listed in UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight at Tsengboche.
Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs.

Day 7 : Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs.

we start our trek after having breakfast at hotel. We walk downhill through Deboche and cross suspension bridge then, walk uphill with the view of rhododendron forest, birds and very closer view of Mt.Ama Dablam and Island peak. We stay overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day.

Day 8 : Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day.

Second day of Acclimatization help us to maintaining the health familiar with altitude. We allow you full day to explore the vicinity of Dingboche. Dingboche is the gateway for Island Peak expedition and it will take 7-8 hours uphill walk to reach the Island Peak base camp however, we walk up to Chhukhung (4730m) by following Imja Khola. Chhukhung is the popular place to get the paranoma view of Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Island Peak, The village consist of several hotels and lodges for tourists. afternoon, we have time to do sightseeing aroung the valley. Overnight at Dingboche.
Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs.

Day 9 : Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs.

We continue our journey by walking step up to Northwest direction by following the beautiful EBC trekking trial with some tea break on the way. After walking two more or less hour we well be at Thokla where we stop for our lunch. After crossing Thokla pass and walk straight up hill we will be at Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs.

Day 10 : Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs.

today is the most important and one of the most difficult days of the trekking so, we should make our body warm and build physically and mentally prepared. We start our trekking early in the morning after having yummy breakfast at the hotel. Trial is long and uphill so, we walk slowly with some break on the way. However in every step of walking we saw closer and panorama view of the Mt. Everest. We will check in at the lodge on Gorak shep and put our bag at the Lodge. We stay some hour at the lodge for lunch and rest. After that we walk to Everest base camp which takes around 2-3 hour uphill walk. From the base camp we can see the stunning view of Mt. Everest with its full ranges and other popular mountain peaks. After soaking the beauty we walk back to Gorak shep where we stay overnight.
Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,730m/15,518ft): 8-9 hrs.

Day 11 : Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) - Pheriche (4,730m/15,518ft): 8-9 hrs.

Kala Patthar is the last point of trekking (5545m). We continue walk to Kala Patthar in early morning for sun rise, which take around two and half hour hiking. We view sunrise form world highest Mountain Mt.Everest with hot tea/coffee. We enjoy the amazing view of Everest and several Himalayan peaks. We spend some hour for watching Everest with taking some Photo/video. Then we walk back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. After breakfast at lodge we walk back downhill to Pheriche by the same trekking root. Overnight at Pheriche.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,570m/11,710ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,570m/11,710ft), 6-7 hrs walk

We walk down by following the same walking trial by following the rhododendron and pine forest and crossing the suspension bridge. While walking down we can see different kind of wild birds, mountain goad, yak and some of the mountain rare animals. On the way we walk by sansa from where we can see the great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku etc. we walk through the forest and some step. Finally we reach Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.
Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-8 hrs

Day 13 : Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-8 hrs

Last day of trekking, our trek began with walk slowly on the step and rocks crossing some of the popular bridge, following the dhud koshi river and walk through pine and rhododendron forest and pass several Sherpa village and different Buddhist monastery we reach Lukl. Overnight at Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

This is the last day on the everest region. We fly back to Kathmandu on our first flight (40min) to Domestic airport, Kathmandu where our office staff will be waiting for you at airport. In evening we have farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Everest trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu

Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu

Last day in Nepal our office staff will drop you at airport before 2 hours of your actual flight, with some good memory about us and unforgettable memory about trekking.

Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Accommodation

After arrival in Kathmandu we transfer to our hotel, HotelBliss International which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, Tea/Coffee maker and the toilet trees. Hotels are 3 star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price include 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. But during the trek there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. For Single supplementary will charge $250 extra.  In Kathmandu hotel have 24/7 receptions while in the trekking recitation are closed after 9-10pm. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.

Meals

For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, during trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu. However; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy. We also offer Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.