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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Cost: $1390

Activities: Sightseeing, Trekking and Peak Climbing

Trip duration: 14 Days

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus

Maximum Altitude: 5545m

Difficulty: Moderate

Group size: 2-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  •  Detail itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check list
  • Date & Price
  • Altitude Map

Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular and world’s best trek. This trek offers splendid mountain view, tapering ridge, beautiful landscape, and colorful Sherpa’s village with local culture. Trekking through the Sagarmatha national park (UNESCO world heritage) is one of the best experiences of this exotic trekking.  Everest base camp trekking route takes you to foot of the highest mountain. Everest Base Camp is situated on the Khumbu glacier. We hike to Kalapatthar which is one of the highest points of this trek. From Kalapatthar we can see the phenomenal sunrise view over Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m) and Majestic Everest (8,848 m).

Trekking in Nepal to visit the Base Camp of world’s highest Mountain is not only trekking, it is once in a lifetime experience for trekkers and nature lovers. Another major attraction of the trek is to explore the monasteries and culture of Sherpa land. Likewise, Pangboche monastery is famous for framed yeti scalp but later that was stolen and Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery of this region. We can observe the lifestyle and culture of Sherpa people in Khumbu region. We can get the spectacular view of the Himalayas in Khumbu region. All major attractions of Everest region are located inside the Sagarmatha national park. If you visit Everest base camp in Spring you can see the rhododendron bloom and dense rhododendron forest turns in to garden. Dense forest of Sagarmatha national park protects rare flora and fauna of the Himalayan region.

Autumn and the Spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp trek. In Autumn and Spring seasons trekkers can get what they expect from this exotic trekking. As we trek through the edge of the Dudh Koshi river towards Everest base camp we pass several Sherpa villages, valleys, and monasteries to reach Everest base camp then back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m) Arrival Day and preparation for tomorrow's trek.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2640m) - 3 hours.

Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) - 6 hours.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche.

Day 05: Trek Namche to Tyangboche (3860m) - 5 hours.

Day 06: Trek Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m) - 5 hours.

Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.

Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) - 5 hours.

Day 09: Trek Lobuje to Gorakshep (5180m) visit Everest base camp (5380m) - 6 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Kalapatthar (5557m) and back to Dingboche - 8 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Dingboche to Namchebazar - 7 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2850m) - 5 hours.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1400m) - 30 minutes.

Day 14: Farewell friends.

More Information

Meals:

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned  part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food,Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off the stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:

During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

Accommodations:

We provide you the best touristic hotel in Kathmandu with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:

This is very active trip, we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter who will carry maximum 30 kg which  means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry maximum 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:

Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:

Treks to these treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be  better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa Treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:

For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be  harsher for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:

Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.

Important notes:

If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you to Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Welcome to you Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Upon your arrival we assist you from international airport to luxurious hotel. After getting rest and refreshed you can visit colorful evening market of Thamel and rest overnight.

Day 02:  Fly from Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Lukla (2,850 m).
We are sure that you will experience most beautiful air route, exciting mountain flight. you can see 18 different mountain and 4 of them are  (8,000 m) above, After dramatic landing from the surrounded mountain to the Lukla airport. After landing we will meet our guide and porter. Next start our trekking for 3 hours all the way to Phakding through the Lukla village. Overnight at Phakding (2,640 m).

Day 03:  Trek for 6hours from Phakding (2,640 m) to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
After short brief about route and safety we start our trail.  On the way you will experience the beautiful view of rhododendron flower, rhododendron bush, suspension bridge of Dudh koshi (milk river), hilarious mountain’s view and so on. From Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m), end of the phakding village there is a suspension bridge Dudh koshi(Milk River). After 2hours walk we will reach Monjo, and pass through Sagarmatha (Everest) national park. We will be Jorsole this will be our last resting point before climb up to Namchebazar. Stay overnight.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
It is scheduled day for acclimatization. This day we should active instead of lazy, in Namchebazar there is restaurants, colorful local market, view point, cyber cafes and every Friday evening and Saturday morning u can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) national park museum where u can observe or research about animals and plants of Everest region. You can go culture trip to traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with a view of Themserku (6,623 m), Ama dablam (6,812 m), Mt Everest (8,848 m) and many more. Rest overnight in Namchebazar 

Day 05:  We trek for 5hours from Namche Bazar (3,440 m) to Tangboche (3,860 m).
Before start our trek there will be short brief about route, altitude and safety. On the way to Tengboche you can see musk deer (type of deer only can see in high altitude), colorful Danphe (National bird of Nepal). After crossing suspension bridge of Dudh koshi and step climb through pine and juniper forest. After 2hours walk will bring us Tengboche. There is Tengboche gumba (Tengboche monastery) which is largest monastery of Khumbu region. October/November's full moon in Mani Rimdu festival we can see mask dance and Tibetan opera in monastery yard. Rest overnight.

Day 06:  We trek for 5hours from Tangboche (3,860 m) to Dingboche (4,410 m).
Before we start trekking there will be short brief about further way and altitude. When we leave Tengboche village back there is a  suspension bridge over Imjha river after crossing the bridge, we can see Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Everest (8,848 m), Ama doblam (6,812 m) and other beautiful mountains. After Pristine view of Himalayas, Pangboche monastery treks moves towards Imjha valley, Lobuche and begins to climb towards Dingboche. In Dingboche we can see stone wall to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold, wind and grazing animals. Rest overnight.

Day 07:  Acclimatization day in Dingboche (4,410 m).
If we continue to climb you may suffer health problem due to the high altitude. Dingboche is the perfect place to acclimatization for them who are heading to the Mt Everest, Ama Doblam and Lhotse. This day we take rest and Explore the place and sightseeing places. This day we can hike Chukkung valley for the great view of Mt Everest (8,848 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nagurjun hill or we can back 4/5hours  Dingboche village to Nangkartshing hill (5,090 m) to warmup and fit our body. Rest overnight.

Day 08:  Trek for 4-5hours from Dingboche to Lobucha (4,930 m).
After breakfast there will be short brief about further way and altitude, and then our trail begins towards Lobuche. On the ridge way we can see towering view of Tawache and Cholatse. Crossing a wooden bridge we continue our trail towards to Dhukla (4,620 m) through yak grazing pasture trail. After that we slowly start climb step to gravely terminal of Khumbu , where we can see memorial graves moraine of Scott fisher, other climbers and Sherpa who died in 1996 Everest disaster in khumbu glacier, from this place we can see beautiful view of Lingtren (6,697 m), Pumori (7,145 m), Khumbutse (6,623 m) and Mahalangur mountain. We can't see Mt Everest because Everest hidden behind the Lhotse and Nuptse. After one hour upstream walk, we will reach Lobuche (4,930 m). Rest overnight.

Day 09:  Trek for 6hours from Lobuche to Everest base camp (5,363 m) via Gorak Shep (5,180 m).
Before we start trekking there will be short brief about further way and altitude. Today our trails continue through windy and rocky path to Gorak shep. In base camp we can see the colorful tents of climbers in spring and towering view of Khumbutse and Pumori. We will get back to Gorak shep and rest overnight. 

Day 10:  Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) and 8 hours back to Dingboche.
We can see beautiful sun rise view from Kalapatthar as well as hilarious view of Mt Everest, Mt lhotse, Mt Puromi, Mt Lingtren, Mt Khumbutse, Mt Ama doblam, Mt Changtse, Mt Nupte and other many more. After short hiking trek back for 7-8 hours to Dingboche. Rest  overnight.

Day 11:  Trek for 7 hours from Dingboche all the way to Namche Bazar.
Pangboche is the highest Sherpa settlement and Pangboche monastery is one of the old monastery which was built in sixteenth century. After breakfast we continue our trail over Imjha khola, along the hill site down to the Namche bazaar. On the way we can see musk deer, colorful bird Danphe, Himalayan Thar, beautiful landscape, mountains and typical culture of Sherpa’s and we reach to Namche bazar. Rest overnight.

Day 12:  Trek for 6-7 hours from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,800 m).
Today we follow wider round aside to Namche bazaar, down through the edge of Dudh koshi, Everest National park and descend green valley to Phakding. After Phakding we walk 2 hours to reach Lukla. Celebrate the last night in Khumbu region and rest  overnight.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Carrying lots of beautiful, adventurous and exciting memories of Everest region we fly back to Kathmandu. After landing in airport you will be received and transfer to hotel. At the evening we will take you dinner arranged by Yarsa treks in Nepali restaurant with various cultural shows. Enjoy the cultural program and rest overnight.

Day 14: Farewell friends.
Today we will assist you to international airport for your final departure. There will be small farewell program before your departure.

Service included in cost

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by private car/jeep, we will be there in airport to welcome you.
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Tea house accomodation/lodge during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 meals) per day during your trekking
  • Sightseeing by English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for sightseeing places in Kathmandu, including 4 UNESCO world heritage site
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu sector( weight llimit: 5 kg hand bag and 10 kg baggage per passenger)
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Necessary trekking porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • National park entry permit and TIMS card
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Service excluded in cost

  • Visa fee for Nepal entry
  • Tickets for international flight
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance
  • Your Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.

Medicines: 

1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash

Toiletries:  

1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

December, 2017

Departure DateAvalabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
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December 24Guaranteed14 days$1390Join Now
December 31Guaranteed14 days$1390Join Now

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