Everest Base Camp Trek
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Overview

Everest base camp trekking takes you to the height of 5364m which is high enough to be a challenging. Everest base camp is normally done in 12 days of time frame with flight from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Our 15 days EBC itinerary is included of the day tours of Kathmandu valley as well. But this rapid Everest Base Camp trekking is more of achieving goal of getting to the mighty Everest Base Camp. We have designed this short base camp trekking package to fit your short holiday package. In this package there is no rest day and nothing to acclimatize in the middle, so it is not fit for the first timer in the height above 4000m. As Everest has quite different landscape and weather is dramatic in the region you will be having great risk doing this trekking.

To go with this rapid schedule one needs to be physically fit, mentally sound and adventure lover. As you change the height from 500 to 1000meters per day this trekking demands high physical stamina, insurance is compulsory as this is one of the challenging task you are facing. Scenery of this trekking is great for sure with many towering mountains like: Everest 8848m, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Pumori, Cholatse, Twaboche, Makalu, Barunse, Island peak, and many other. People; their culture and tradition resembles in the monasteries and Chhorten you see on the trail.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) - 4 hours
You will board a 30 minute flight to Lukla early in the morning and enjoy the magnificent mountain range as you arrive at Lukla airport. There, you will be introduced to your porter if you booked one. After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you will start trekking. The walk to Phakding is a fairly easy 3 hour walk through the Dudhkosi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the ThadoKoshi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge, you can see the peak Kusum and Kanggru (6367m), which are some of the most difficult trekking peaks to climb. Beyond the ThadoKoshi, the trail climbs towards the Ghat (2590m) and crosses a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. You will continue the ascend to reach the beautiful village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.
Day 2
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) - 6hours
You will start this second day through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. You will cross the Dudhkosi River 5 times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags on the way to Namche. After the last bridge, you will continue your ascent, gradually leading to Jorsale. It is a 2h30 climb up to Namche with two view points on the way. You will enjoy a mesmerizing view of Mt Everest on a clear day on the trail. At Jorsale, you will enter the Sagarmatha National park where you will need to verify your permits. After 5/6 hours of a hard walk, you will finally reach the main trading center of the region : Namche Bazaar.
Day 3
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) - 5 hours
Your route to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are stunning. You will pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunkithanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche sits at 3870m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent sceneries. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama as the Himalayan giants. You will spend the night in the Tengboche village.
Day 4
Trek to Dingboche (4360m) - 4 hours
You will start your trek with a descent through a beautiful forest, then cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche. You will spend the night at Dingboche. It is a very relaxing village with lots of mountain views. This is an easy 3/4h walk.
Day 5
Trek to Lobuche (4930m) - 5 hours
You will start with a 1h30 climb to the Chorten trail. Then you will get to Thugla at 4600m to have lunch in a tea house, before climbing the steep part of the day’s trek for about 1h30. You will get closer to high mountains like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche where only basic accommodation and food is provided. You will walk along a broad valley floor to Thugla, leaving behind the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at 4240m. A western volunteer doctor, supported by The Himalayan Rescue Association is stationed here and offers treatment and consultation to trekkers as you continue up the valley gaining altitude. When you come out of the valley, you will descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 6
Trek to Gorakshep (5160m) & Everest base camp (5364m) - 7 hours
You will go on a 2h hike up to Gorakshep in the morning. The first part is nice and easy but the trail gets harder 1h later, which is compensated by a really nice view on big walls formed by Everest, Nuptse and other mountains. Once you climb about 150m then the trail gets easier again. Shortly after, you will get to the moraine. Finally, you will get to the world’s highest settlement at Gorakshep. After having lunch, you will walk towards Everest base camp, on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After walking on the ridge for about 1h30, you will cross the Glacier and enter the Everest base camp area. You will reach your final goal by trekking to Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364m. You will get a good view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice fall. From there you can also see the big crevasses in the climbing way. After appreciating your own efforts and photographing the achievements, you will walk back to Gorakshep.
Day 7
Trek to Kalapathar (5,643m) & back to Namche (3440m) 10-12 hours
The early morning walk to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep takes approximately 2 hours. Enjoy amazing views of the mountains, including the tallest one in the world, from Kala Patthar. Trace your steps back to Gorakshep in the morning. Have your Breakfast before heading downhill to Namche. This long day it mostly downhill so it possible. Overnight at Namche.
Day 8
Trek back to Lukla - 8 hours
The trail from Namche to Lukla is mostly downhill to the flat part. You will exit the Sagarmatha National park and reach Lukla after a final effort climbing stairs. You will have the opportunity to have dinner with your guide and porter(s) and celebrate the end of your journey.
Day 9
Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to Hotel.
You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. Even the flight allows a really nice view of most of the Himalayan range. Do not forget to choose the seat on the right hand sight of the aircraft. Finally you will reach Kathmandu airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Cost Include(s)

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with a cup of hot drink( Tea/Coffee).
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight including airport transfer( High season flight to and from Lukla are operated from Ramechhap airport which is 4-5 hours east of Kathmandu)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed). Using these 3 items you pay $10 USD each as maintenance and washing charge.
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt, cap and duffel bag.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Everest base camp trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Airport pick up and drop for international flight arrival and departure.
  • Meals and Hotel whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your Personal Expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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  • 9 days Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Strenuous
  • March - end of May, September - December
  • Minimum 02 person
  • 5550m
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