Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

TREK DETAILS

Trip Duration : 15 Days
Trek Duration : 11 Days
Max. Elevation : 5,550m
Trek Grading : Moderate to Strenuous
Type of Trek :  Lodge to lodge Trek
Best season : March to May and October to November    

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:
    Arrive Kathmandu / Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural program.
  • Day 02:
    Cultural tours to Buddhist Shrine and Hindu Cremation site / Trek preparation.
  • Day 03:
    Flight to Lukla (2800m / 9186ft) Trek to Phakding (2600m/8530ft) Walk approx. 3/4hrs
  • Day 04 - 05:
    Namche Bazaar (3450 m / 11318ft) walk approx 7 hrs. Acclimatisation rest day
  • Day 06:
    Khumjung (3780 m / 12401ft) walks 3 hrs.
  • Day 07:
    Trek to Phortse Village (3810 m / 12500ft) walk approx 6 hrs.
  • Day 08-09:
    Dingboche (4360 m / 14304ft) walk approx 6 - 7 hrs / exploration rest day
  • Day 10:
    Lobuche (4910 m / 16108ft) walk approx 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 11:
    Gorak Shep (5288 m /17349ft) walk approx 3 hrs / excursion to Everest base camp (5360m/17585) walk approx 5 hrs
  • Day 12:
    Morning climb to Kalapathar (5545 m /18192ft) approx walk 4 hrs. And trek back to Pheriche (4240m/13901ft), walk approx 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 13:
    Trek down to Namche walk approx 6 -7 hrs. Differnt route
  • Day 14 - 15:
    Retracing back to Lukla (2600m) via Phakding
  • Day 16 - 17:
    Lukla to Kathmandu and contingency day / Explore Ktm.
  • Day 18:
    Everest base camp trip ends / airport transper

Trip Profile

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

* Authentic Sherpa culture and lifestyle on the top of the world

* Well-known monastery of Tengboche

*  Picturesque landscape and mountains

*  Splendid view of Mt.Everest from Kalapathar.

Detail Itinerary

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01  : Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Evening welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Morning - a short briefing on trekking and its preparation; afternoon – Cultural visit to Kathmandu Durbar square  and swayambunath Stupa.

TREK DAYS

Day 03:  Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding (2,652m)

Day 04:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Day 05: A day rest at Namche Bazzar (3,420m), visit Khunde & Khumjung(typical Sherpa villages) (3,790m) (especially for acclimatization)

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)

Day 07:  Trek to Dingboche (4350m)

Day 08: Trek to Labuche (4,910m) 
 Day 09:  : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,147m) and take a hike to explore either Kala Pattar (5,550m) or Everest Base Camp (5,365m)

Day 10  : Morning hike to either Everest Base Camp (5,365m) or Kala Pattar (5,550m) and trek to Pheriche (3,950m)

Day 11:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Day 12:  Trek to Lukla (2,800m)

Day 13: Morning Fly back to Kathmandu ( free day in Kathmandu )

Day 14: sightseeing to Pashupatinath and Boudhhanath .

Day 19 : Back to you country

In The trek the guide is allowed to change the itinerary, depending of the weather, climate and the physical condition of participants. Each participant who stop his trek or make changes any form of program may not ask any amount of money compensation to the agency.

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu / Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural program.

Your trek group leader will in Kathmandu airport to welcome and transfer you to the hotel. Simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads. Highlights: • Short preliminary briefing after transferring you to the hotel. • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu. • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.

Day 02:Cultural tours to Buddhist Shrine and Hindu Cremation site / Trek preparation.

Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence. Highlights: • Breakfast and meet-up for the thrilling tour. • Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath. • Lunch on your preference. • Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader. • Distribution of company’s trek equipment.

Day 03:Flight to Lukla (2800m / 9186ft) Trek to Phakding (2600m/8530ft) Walk approx. 3/4hrs

This 3/4 hours easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning Dudh Koshi gorge, landscape and deep valley is unique. Highlights: • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2840m. • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning settlement. • The scenic beauty, deep gorge and farming terraces at the backdrop is phenomenal. • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with number of alluring narratives.

Day 04 - 05:Namche Bazaar (3450 m / 11318ft) walk approx 7 hrs. Acclimatisation rest day

One great adventure of a lifetime. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body with thin air. It’s not a matter about proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend. Highlights: • Wake up call as set by your leader. • 3 hours gentle walk through series of pleasant villages to Jorsale for lunch. • Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring. • The scenic beauty, deep gorge and soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal. • Great view of Kusum Kangroo, Thamserku and Holy Khumbiyela mountain. Acclimatization: • 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization. • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhst culture and to witness the territory of the yaks is charismatic. • The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest).

Day 06:Khumjung (3780 m / 12401ft) walks 3 hrs.

Short and relaxing walk to the “Valley inside the Clouds”, Khumjung, situated at the base of the holy mountain Khumbiyela is exceptionally sensational. Highlights: • 2 and ½ hours easy walk. • Visit to yak farm, school built by Edmund Hillary and Khumjung Monastery to witness the scalp of the yeti is another legendary quest. • Free afternoon to give yourself a break for some activities

Day 07:Trek to Phortse Village (3810 m / 12500ft) walk approx 6 hrs.

We skip the overcrowded traditional trial and explore the lower section of Gokyo valley with the most amazing setting. Highlights: • Fabulous walk to the ridge of Mong-La with stunning mountain views. • Deep drop to the Gokyo gorge for lunch with chances to see musk deer. • Unlike many other settlements, the terraced village of Phortse is special of its kind.

Day 08-09:Dingboche (4360 m / 14304ft) walk approx 6 - 7 hrs / exploration rest day

Leaving Phortse we take the high trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with outstanding view of enormous mountain and deep valley. Dingbuche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction. Highlights: • Beautiful walk with the most beautiful view. • Chances to witness the musk deer, mountain goats and different birds • Effortless walk to Pangbuche and fabulous lunch at Somare village. • View of countless other neighboring mountains which are hidden from Namche view. Day 9: • Morning excursion for acclimatization after breakfast. • 360 degree Mountain View including Island peak and Makalu (world’s 5th highest mountain). • From the point of excursion, bird’s eye view of Imja valley and Dingbuche village.

Day 10:Lobuche (4910 m / 16108ft) walk approx 4-5 hrs.

Away from the tree line area, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari unfolds before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. Highlights: • Gradual up walk in the wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful. • Walking up to the memorial plateau with hundreds of memorial built after the people who met with tragedy in different mountains of Everest is remarkable. • Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.

Day 11:Gorak Shep (5288 m /17349ft) walk approx 3 hrs / excursion to Everest base camp (5360m/17585) walk approx 5 hrs

Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surround by Pumari (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Nuptse (7745m) and of course Everest (8848m). Highlights: • Spectacular view of the Khumbu Ice Fall besides soaring mountains. • Excursion to Everest Base Camp after lunch. • View of the base camp and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall are astonishing. • Challenging but very rewarding walk to and fro from base camp.

Day 12:Morning climb to Kalapathar (5545 m /18192ft) approx walk 4 hrs. And trek back to Pheriche (4240m/13901ft), walk approx 4 - 5 hrs

Now is the time for epic climb to Kalapathar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is not easy but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will descend down to the Himalayan settlement of Pheriche. Highlights: • Phenomenal sunrise view. • A very rewarding moment being at 5545m with exceptional panoramic view.

Day 13:Trek down to Namche walk approx 6 -7 hrs. Differnt route

Getting back to the tree line area we retrace our steps back to Pangboche with still much to see at Tyangbuche Monastery. Being it a pious Buddhist settlement, the wild life is unharmed so there is possibility to encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, Pheasants etc. Highlights: • Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in Everest region. • Visit to the Monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience. • Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche. • Give yourself a break at Namche either with a drink or buying souvenirs

Day 14 - 15:Retracing back to Lukla (2600m) via Phakding

We retrace down the way through the rhododendron forest to the valley floor to follow the Dudh Koshi downhill and then out of the national park to the village of Phakding. Now it’s time to recall our moment, the day we started with all the hopes and excitements. Through the valley of Dudh koshi we get to Lukla finishing this exhilarating journey. • Being it a last night fun activities follows with dancing, eating, drinking and tipping.

Day 16 - 17:Lukla to Kathmandu and contingency day / Explore Ktm.

This morning, we have a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer you to the hotel. This is a contingency day in case of bad weather for the Lukla Kathmandu flight. There are lots of interesting thing to see in Kathmandu valley: for more information you may talk to your group leader and Mountain Monarch is ready to assist you with exploration as required.

Day 18:Everest base camp trip ends / airport transper

It is time to fly back to home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Your leader will be there to assist you to transport you to the airport.

Cost & Dates

Everest high passes and peaks trip dates 2018 and 2019

Climbing the Island peak with high passes traverse trekking over Renjo and Chola and hike to the Gokyo ri and Kalapathar for proper acclimation. Join the confirmed group departure dates trip to high passes and peaks at affordable cos for Autumn 2018 and 2019

Inclusion

TRIP COST INCLUDE.

• All airport/hotel transfers

• 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
• Welcome and farewell dinner

• Accommodation during trek in lodge/guesthouse/teahouse

• A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.

• All ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicle

• An experienced  trekking guide, porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging

•Guide air fare  to Lukla\ kathmandu two way.

• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS

• All government and  local taxes.

 TRIP COST DOES NOT INCLUDE.

•Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs.

•International airfare to and from Kathmandu

•Excess baggage charges

•Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary.

•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

•Travel  and  rescue insurance

•Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, etc)

•Tips for guides and porters

 Note: All participants have to give a copy of their insurance, with the address, telephone and fax number of insurance company. This insurance has to cover the helicopter rescue in case of accident or sickness.
 

 

Cost Includes

  • Cost Includes Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights. Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per Everest base camp trek itinerary. OPEN and CHOICE Full board meals while Everest base camp kalapathr trekking. Responsible trekking policy of One trekker : 0ne porter Accommodation at clean and comfortable tea house or lodge. Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary. Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary. All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary. Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable. Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc while on Everest base camp trek Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid. Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit. Assistant trekking guides and other support staff for Everest base camp trek. Mount Everest base camp trekking map. Personal Sherpa Porters to carry all trek personal gear while on base camp trekking. Insurance of all staff including porters in base camp Kalapathar hike. Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gortex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc. Complementary Mountain Monarch's Everest base camp trek T-shirts. Comprehensive per-departure information and trip dossiers TIMS Trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for Everest base camp trekking. Cost Excludes Nepal entry Visa fees International Airfare Your Travel Insurance Drinks and main meals in cities. Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry while on Everest base camp trip.

Cost Excludes

  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.

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