Everest Base Camp Trekking - 16 Days

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Overview

Mt. Everest, considered to be the jewel of the Himalayas, is the tallest mountain in the world. It stands 29,000 feet above sea level and is the destination for trekkers and adventurers from all over the world. The Everest base camp offers some of the oldest and most treasured spots on earth where one can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the cliffs, towering glaciers and forested hills. Trekkers can also experience the beauty of nature and the local Sherpa traditions of Nepal. The trek to camp begins on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and land at Tenzing Hillary Airport. The flight takes about 30 minutes and then you’ll be landing in the mountain top village. The whole place is buzzing with excitement as trekkers and guides are busy preparing for the trek. The air at the higher elevation is cool and crisp with lush and serene mountain villages and a breathtaking view of the mountains makes the trip a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The trekkers make stops at the Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep on the way to Everest Base Camp. We can spend the night in some of these villages and experience the hospitality of the locals. It is a 2-day trek to Namche Bazaar, which is the trading hub of the mountain. The natural beauty of the Khumbu glacier is one of the best features of the trek. Each stop along the route is an experience in culture and hospitality. The trek to Everest Base Camp is an adventure that one must experience once in their life.

Trip Highlights

  • Earn some serious bragging rights for reaching the Everest Base Camp: Base Camp to the World's Highest Mountain and Nepal’s biggest treasure
  • Set your foot on homeland of Sherpas in Namche Bazaar
  • Experience the rich Sherpa culture and amazing wildlife of Everest. See Himalaya Monal, Tibetan Snowcocks, Musk Deer, and Himalaya Tahr up close

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrive at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

    Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. In the evening, you are collected from your hotel and taken for a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious and authentic Nepali food followed by traditional Nepali Dance.

  • Day 2:
    Sightseeing of cultural UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu

    Today is the auspicious day of our tour. We visit some of cultural UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha and Pashupatinath would be our touring destination today. These heritages are the live reflector of the religious integrity and architectural wealth of Nepal. After the time you will get brief about the tour.

  • Day 3:
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m) and Trek to Monjo (2,820 m)

    Today our representative will escort you to the Airport for your flight to Lukla. It will be a 25 minute flight more like a mountain flight with view of many mesmerizing mountains. Upon arrival in Lukla, it is a 4 hours trek along the Dudh Kosi Valley .The trail, lined with blue pine forest, follows the river valley and is especially spectacular in spring when the rhododendron flowers are bright in bloom. Cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, and look way up above 6,000 metres to see the peaks of snow-capped Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). Press on to Monjo (2835m) where you will rest for the night.

  • Day 4:
    Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,640 m)

    On this day,You will be starting your trek after the breakfast continuing along the Dudh Kosi (river), you will enter Sagarmatha National Park (showing or buying your entrance ticket and registering your TIMS card). You will have your first altitude jump so you need to take it easy. The walk starts to get a little tougher, with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where you will get the first view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse from Toop dada. Your accommodation will be at Namche for the night.

  • Day 5:
    Namche Acclimatization day (3,640 m)

    Today is your acclimatization day at Namche, you will hike upto Syangboche airport (3,748 m) and Hotel Everest View (3,880 m) from where you will get the view of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse with some good Coffee. You can also visit the Sherpa Mueseum at Namche. Rest day at Namche.

  • Day 6:
    Trek from Namche to Deboche (3,740 m)

    After a heavy breakfast your walk starts for Deboche. You will cross 3 suspension bridges on your way with the view of Ama Dablam and the trail offers amazing insight into the life and culture of the sherpas. On your way you will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery and downhill to Deboche where you will rest for the night.

  • Day 7:
    Trek from Deboche to Dingboche

    The trek today will take around five to six hours of walking with a fair bit of height gain. Deboche is at 3710m and Dingboche is at 4410m so walk slowly and let your body acclimatize. You are starting to get quite high now so it is possible you may get a very slight headache when you arrive in Dingboche if you take things too fast. After heading down from Pangboche you will stop in Shomare for lunch and then continue on for Dingboche. Enjoy your evening in Dingboche.

  • Day 8:
    Acclimatization day at Dingboche

    Today will be your rest day at Dingboche. You have gained a lot of height today and it’s important to allow your body to catch up. So perhaps a short walk in the direction of Island Peak base camp might be what you fancy or you can hike upto the Nankardzong peak from where you can get the glimpse of Cho La Lake, Ama Dablam Base Camp, Mount Makalu and it’s glacier, Island Peak and other beautiful peaks. After returning from the hike you will have your lunch and you can roam around the place for the rest of the day or play cards with your team. Overnight at Dingboche

  • Day 9:
    Trek from Dingboche to Thukla

    The trek from Dingboche to Thukla will be a short one today. You will be walking for 3-4 hours with the view of Cho Latse, Taboche and Lobuche Peak. Crossing a stream you will reach Thukla. After having Lunch you can have an hour walk to Cho La Lake, take some pictures there and walk back to Thukla where you will rest for the night.

  • Day 10:
    Trek from Thukla to Lobuche

    After having Breakfast, you will be starting your trek towards Lobuche. You will have to cross Thukla Pass and also a memorial for the fallen Everest climbers. You can take a break at the memorial for some moment. After crossing memorial is the most beautiful scenery you will see in the entire trip. You will be walking with Mountains all around you in 360°. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach Lobuche. Upon reaching Lobuche you will have your meal and will hike for an hour to see beautiful stretch of Khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Lobuche.

  • Day 11:
    Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

    Today is the most important day of the entire trip. You will be starting your trip early at 4 am as you will need to reach Base camp early as problems from high winds occur in afternoon. It will take you around 3-4 hours to reach Gorakshep where you will have your Lunch and after that you will carry on your journey towards Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). You will cross some difficult rocks with sights of some crevasses. You can take some pictures at the Everest Base Camp which you can cherish for the rest of your life and be proud of the accomplishment. After some moment you will return to Gorakshep, where you will rest for the night.

  • Day 12:
    Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche

    After having breakfast you will be returning to Pheriche today. From today onwards you will be returning downwards. Pheriche is a beautiful village separated from Dingboche by a hill. It will take you around 7 hours to reach Pheriche. You will have your lunch at Lobuche and continue your journey towards Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.

  • Day 13:
    Trek from Pheriche to Namche

    The trek from Pherich to Namche is a comparatively longer as compared to other trekking days. You will be getting last glimpses of Mount Everest. We will be having our lunch at Fungethanga and continue our walk towards Namche which will take you around 8 hours. Upon reaching Namche you can go on a walk at beautiful Namche Bazar and also can enjoy at some beautiful Pubs and Bars. Overnight at Namche.

  • Day 14:
    Trek from Namche to Lukla

    Today is the last day of your trek. After having breakfast you will start your trek towards Namche. We will be having our lunch at Phakding. Also the very last glimpse of Mount Everest can be seen from Toph Danda. You will be walking for 6-7 hours today. Upon reaching Lukla you can enjoy and explore the Bazar area of Lukla and buy some Souvenirs. Overnight at Lukla.

  • Day 15:
    Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

    After breakfast you will be getting ready for your flight towards Kathmandu. You can bid your final farewell to Khumbu region. After finishing the departure formalities you will board the flight. The flight will take you to Kathmandu in 25-30 minutes. Upon reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your Hotel. In the evening our office representative will come to pick you at your hotel for your Farewell Gala Dinner at a Nepali Restaurant.

  • Day 16:
    Final Departue from Kathmandu

    Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing Transfers
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Entry fee to monumental sites
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Two-way flight between Kathmandu & Lukla
  • 3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • English speaking professional Trek guide and Porter
  • 12 nights accommodation in Tea House during the trek on AP Basis
  • Farewell Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Permit fee and TIMS card
  • Salary, Insurance of Trek Guide and Porter
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Trekking Gears and Equipments
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster or any other circumstances
  • Anything not included in inclusions

Gear Lists

  • TREKKING GEAR

    1. Ruck sack bag with rain cover. 

    2. Day Pack Bag – Recommended for treks with summit day

    3. Head Torch with spare batteries. 

    4. U V protection sunglasses. 

    5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

    FOOTWEAR

    1. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes 

    2. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals 

    CLOTHING

    1. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. 

    2. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 

    3. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking

    4. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. 

    5. Undergarments. Qty – 1 for every day of trekking

    6. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck.

    7. Full sleeves sweater. 

    8. Rainwear ( Jacket & Pants ).

    9. Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. 

    10. Woolen cap. 

    11. Sun shielding Hat. 

    TOILETRIES

    1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)

    2. Sun screen lotion small pack. 

    3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

    MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Camera (Optional) 

    2. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.

    3. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional

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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Bus/Jeep/Car and KTM-LUA-KTM flight
  • min 2 pax
  • 5364 m
  • Tea House
  • Mid-March to Mid-May and Mid-September to mid-November
  • Tea House Trek
  • TIMS card and Sagarmatha national Park Permit
  • Hard