Everest Base Camp Trek / Hiking Kalapahter
Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular destination of trekking lovers in the worldis. It is life memorable trek to Everest region including Kalapatthar climbing and overview of four of the world’s six tallest peaks in Everest region (Khumbu region) including the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho oyu, Makalu . This trail passes through Solukhumbu district experiencing Sherpa (Tibetan) culture. These High mountain settlers have something unique to offer you in every village. Different monasteries and chörtens with prayer flags make you feel spiritually blessed while walking to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. The picturesque views of forests, valleys, terraced fields, meadows and wilderness region etc. are some of the attractions of the trekking.
Everest Base Camp trekking starts from Kathmandu flight to Lukla and continues through Namche Bazaar and enters into Khumbu region. The trekking provides you wonderful experiences of lifestyle and culture of Sherpa and Bhotias with the chances of exploring different elements of the region. Trekking to Everest Base Camp gives the wonderful experience of Tibetan culture in high elevation and pleasantly colorful views of rhododendron and fir forests.
Everest Base CampTrekking region is superb site for trekking who wants trekking. Everest region is like sacred place for a mountaineer which leads to the foot hill of Mt. Everest. The trek passes through some ancient monasteries and Gompas. Trekkers can develop insight about spiritual aspects of Nepalese mountain people and their hospitality.
Time for Nepal Total: 15 Days
Trekking duration: 13 days
Trekking Detination: Kalapather and Everest Base camp.
Mode of trek: Tea house/camping
Maximum Altitude: 5545m.
Group size: 1+
Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu, transfer to hotel, brief about the trip, and well-come dinner at evening through the typical Nepalese kitchen.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and Phakding (2610m): Fly to Lukla. 2 and half hour walk.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hour
Day 04: Restday at Namche Bazaar. Acclimation day (The rest day visit Sagarmath national park and hike up to Everest view hotel)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) 5 hour
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4300m) 5 hour
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche Acclimation Day. (Hike to Chukung vallay)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hour
Day 09: Lobuche to EBC (5360m) to Gorakshep (5160m) 7 hour
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapaththar (5545m) to Phiriche 6 hour
Day 11: Phiriche to Tayngboche (4 hour)
Day 12: Tengboche to Namche bazzar (4 hour)
Day 13: Namache bazzar to Lukla ( 5 hour)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure from Nepal as per Time.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check in and manage for your accommodation. We organize welcome dinner in the hotel in the evening with our team.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and Trek to Phakding (2610m.)
On this day, you will be transferred to the airport for a short scenic flight to Lukla. It is less than 30 minutes flight with astonishing views of mountains, forests and river valleys. After landing in Lukla, we begin our trekking to Phakding. The trail leads to Phakding enjoying the natural scenario along the way. We stay overnight in Phakding in a lodge.
Day 03: Phakding –Namche Trekking- 6 hrs. (3446m.)
On this day, we trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding Village through Dudh Koshi riverside. The trail is pleasant with the views of forests of pine, fir and Rhododendron trees. We reach Monjo which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. The views of giant mountains are impressive while walking through the trail. We stay overnight in a hotel after exploring the surrounding area of Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
It is acclimatization day in Namche so you have enough time to explore the life style of locals. Short hiking can be utilization of the time. High altitude can be harmful if we ignore resting. It is necessary to adjust your body with high elevation. Visit Sagarmatha National Park and hiking to Everest View Hotel. You can view the world’s amazing panoramic scenes of the earth and get chance to observe uniquely different Sherpa Culture.
Day 05: Namche- Tengboche trekking- 6hrs. (3867m.), 5 hrs.
After breakfast in Namche, we begin today trek. The trekking trail leads to Tengboche. The wonderful view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Aba Dablam is breath stopping for you. These giant mountains seem to be so near from there. If you are lucky, Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery gives everlasting experience of the dancing of monks wearing masks. The festival is very important of the region. Stay overnight in a lodge in Tengboche.
Day 06: Trek to Dingbouche-6 hrs. (4400m)
On this day, we reach to Dingboche with enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains and landscape. The panoramic views of snow capped mountains and varied landscape gives pleasant experience while walking through the route. The pasture lands and some huts can be seen though the region is mostly abandoned except some settlements along the way. Stay in a lodge to spend nigh.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day
This day is rest day in Dingboche area. You can walk to explore Dingboche monastery and Chhukung village while you are free for whole day. It is necessary to adjust with body and temperature in high elevation. Hiking to Chhukung Village is best way to utilize the day. You can rest all the day with full of enjoyment of the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde etc. Stay overnight in guest house.
Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche Trek- 5/6 hrs. (4930m.)
On this day, we begin climbing to Dugla and continue to Khumbu Glacier. The astonishing views of Tawache and Cholaste are eyes stacking. You can feel the high altitude because of extreme cold in Lobuche Village. Explore the surrounding in the afternoon and stay overnight in Dingboche.
Day 09: Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Gorakshep Trekking- 8 hrs. (51300m.)
On this day, Trek 3 hour to Gorakshep.stop for lunch and we trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep with the astonishing views of mountains and peaks. Everest Base Camp is the point for the mountaineers to summit the peak. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. We trek descend to Gorakshep in the afternoon and overnight stay Gorakshep.
Day 10: Gorakshep to Pheriche Trekking via Kalapatthar- 6 hrs. (5160m.)
On this day, we trek to the small mountain of Kalapatthar. Gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam and Pumori. We continue trekking to a small settlement of Pheriche. You can explore the village of Pheriche where stay overnight.
Day 11: Pheriche - Tengboche Trekking- 6hrs. (6189m.)
On this day, we trek back to Tengboche from Pheriche. The trail is pleasant with the views of mountains and forests impressive along the trail. We reach Tengboche village. You will have time to explore the village and surrounding. We stay overnight in a guest house.
Day 12: Tengboche-Namche Bazaar Trekking- 6hrs. (3440m.)
Retrieving journey to Namche Bazaar is pleasantly through valleys and pasturelands. We pass through Tengboche and continue through enjoying the picturesque view of Monjo valley. The distance of mountains make you feel watching for all the time. we reach Namche bazaar and stay overnight in a Lodge.
Day 13: Namche- Phakding-Lukla-7 hrs. (2800m.)
This day trekking trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of picturesque view of landscape and some mountain scenarios. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. You can celebrate your successful trekking there in Lukla with special brands of drinks. Evening time offers you to visit surrounding area before we stay overnight in Lukla.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
On this day, you fly to Kathmandu in the morning. This short and scenic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the glimpses of snowy mountains through private window of plane. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the sights of Kathmandu. Shopping in market is another best option. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.
Day 15: Departure Day
As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your homeland. You can extend your Nepal stay if you have time and desire too.
Cost include on:
- Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel. by private car/van/Bus.
- Two night's standard Hotel in Katmandu.
- Your stander meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- Trekking permit.
- All necessary paper works.
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/.
- Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter. (Guide flight Katmandu / Lukla/ Katmandu.)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge.
- Drop to airport by car/van/Bus
Cost does not include on:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
- Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower, pot of tea, coffee etc.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
Trip Feed Back: Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking to Everest Base Camp was my lifetime ambitious. I fulfilled it in October 2011. It is my lifetime experience and my life’s most memorable moment. The moment I reached the Everest base camp and the top of Kala Patthar was really awesome. It was like you were on the top of the world….well, not quite, but the sense of achievement you felt was beyond words. All these would not make possible without Adventure Great Himalaya Trek & Expedition (P) Ltd. Thanks to Mr. Babu (Managing Director of Adventure Great Himalaya)
I travelled alone and joined with a group of 15 trekkers from UK. I felt very comfortable with the group I went with. They were friendly and not to mentioned very funny as well. We turned into friends almost instantly. There were a lot of fun travelling with them and I am glad to have their company on my trip.
Our trek was fantastic. Everything was very well organized. Even when we had bad weather in Lukla and could not fly back to Kathmandu, the tour guide and the Trekking Company managed to rearrange everything and we flew back to Kathmandu next morning.
On our trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner were very well served. We chose what we want from the menu. Food was fantastic and cooked in “clean” and “safe” kitchens. Adventure Great Himalaya provides us with great porters and lovely guides. Guides are very knowledgeable and have great experience in the Himalaya region. They were friendly; spoke good English and great singers as well. They always made sure that we got the best rooms in the lodge. Every night after dinner, we were brief by guides on the journey ahead next day. I personally found this very useful and communicative.
In Himalaya region, everywhere you look, there is great view. The astonish view is way beyond words could descript. The sheer size of the mountains and valleys is something I have never experienced. Thanks to Adventure Great Himalaya for making my EBC trek a wonderful and memorable experience. If I decide to go back for another adventure in Nepal, I will definitely go with Adventure Great Himalaya.
Note: Some time flights from Kathmandu to Lukla / Kathmandu can be delayed or canceled for a day due to bad weather. It is very rarely, it can be happening even best season. So Adventure Great Himalaya Treks always suggest you to have added one more night in Kathmandu. if your trip goes to smoothly then, you might have some Kathmandu city tour and shopping souvenir.
FlightAll Our trip prices do not include the international flight costs. The Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu is including in our Package.
Accommodations we provide
We provide all accommodations for Everest Base Camp Trek in local tea house lodges on twin sharing basis. You will have 12 nights at standard tea houses/lodges/hotels in mountain which are common rooms with sharing washing and bathroom. The lodges we choose is on standard of service and good location. During the trip in Nepal, we will provide 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu.(Hotel standard is required ) And during your trekking, If you would like to have private single room, then you can request by paying single supplement. Actually, there are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Everest Region,
What is your trip has responsibility ?Adventure Great Himalaya works closely with the AGH Social Foundation. www.aghsocialwork.org and is one of the main benefactors of the foundation; we give support to the Foundation in many different way, Our 10% income directly goes to this organization.
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