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Nepal - Everest Base Camp Trek, 17 days

The classic trek to Everest Base Camp brings you to the foot of the World's highest peak Mount Everest. It is undoubtedly one of the most famous treks in the world - and with good reason. It is a spectacular trek which takes you through the land of the Sherpas to Everest Base Camp and the famous viewpoint of Kala Pathar at 5,645 m/18.520 ft.

You will meet the cheerful Sherpa people in their small villages and visit their Buddhist monasteries. You will walk in footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgays through the great Khumbu Valley, along the Khumbu Glacier and the rugged alpine landscape, deep into the heart of the Himalayas, where you will meet the climbers in Everest Base Camp. This is one of the Worlds most classic walks and a "Must Do".

  • Discover the bustling city of Kathmandu’s and it’s magnificent temples
  • Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trekking to the foot of the greatest mountain in the World.
  • See Mount Everest (8.850m/29.035 ft.) and Ama Dablam 6,812m/22.349 ft.)
  • Visit the great Buddhist monastery in Tengboche.
  • Climb Nagarjuna Peak, 5.020m.
  • Meet the Everest climbers in Base Camp
  • Climb Kala Pathar, 5,645 meters.
  • English speaking expert trekking leader
  • Porters to transport of luggage
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Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu  our guide will meet you in the airport and take you to your hotel, centrally located in Kathmandu. Rest of the day at leisure. Pre-trek info meeting in the evening.

 
Day 2 Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding

We leave the hotel early in the morning, and drive to the airport for the flight to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla we will start the trek as soon as the luggage is organized. After leaving Lukla we cross the Kosi river on a suspension bridge. From the bridge you will have the first view of the snow capped Himalayas, as the Kusum Kanguru, (6,367m/20.889 ft.) rises high above the valley. After a short steep climb, and a long decent, we will arrive in Phakding The trek from Lukla to Phakding is approximately 3-4 hours.

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazar

From Phakding we follow the Dudh Kosi River on the western bank. The trail taken us through several small villages and the rhododendron forest. After crossing Kyashar Khola river we walk in to the village of Monjo, (2840m/9.317 ft.). Shortly after Monjo we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 to protect the area around Mount Everest. At Jorsala we cross the Dhud Kosi River on the Hillary Bridge - a 120m long suspension bridge. The next couple of hours is a long steep climb up to Namche Bazar at 3.420m/11.220 ft. Namche Bazar is the main trading center in the region with many shops, tea houses and restaurants.

 
Day 4 Rest day in Namche Bazar with a trip to Everest Viewpoint

It is important that you become well acclimatized to the altitude, before continuing up to Base Camp and the best way to do that, is to go high and sleep low. We recommend to make a trip up to the Everest View Point, which is located a few hundred meters above Namche Bazar. You can also walk up to the heliport, from where the old caravan route to Tibet start.

 
Day 5 Trek to Tengboche

The route from Namche Bazar to Tengboche follows the Khumbu valley's western slope, high above the Dudh Kosi River, and with a breathtaking view of Ama Dablam, (6.812m/22.349 ft.). There are several smaller settlements along the trail and many small religious monuments beautiful decorated with mani-stones and prayer flags. After a few hours we arrive in Phunki Thanga, (3250m/10.662 ft.).  We cross the river before we start the steep climb up through the forest to Tengboche. It's a tough climb, but the reward is waiting at the top of the hill. Tengboche, (3,870m/12.696 ft. is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the World. From the monastery we have a clear view of Ama Dablam, (6812m/22.349 ft.), Kwangde Ri (6187m/20.298 ft), Nuptse, (7.855m/25.770 ft), Lhotse, (8501m/27.890 ft) and Everest, (8,850m/28.051 ft).

 
Day 6 Trek to Dingboche

From Tengboche the trail leads down through the rhododendron forest. There is a good opportunities to see musk deer on this part. After a few hours, the landscape becomes more alpine and shortly after Shomare, (4,019m/13.185 ft), we turn eastward to the Imja Khola River. We will spend the night in the village of Dingboche, (4.410m/14.468 ft).

 
Day 7 Excursion to Chhukhung and ascent of Nagarjuna Peak

We use the day for acclimatization with an excursion to the village of Chhukhung, (4,730m/15.518 ft).  We will see many yaks grazing on the slopes in the harsh alpine landscape. You will also get the chance to climb Nagarjuna Peak, (5.020m/16.469 ft). We return to Dingboche to spend the night.

 
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche

From Dingboche the route leads west and follows a nice trail high above the valley, overlooking the village of Pheriche and Mount Cholatse, (6335m/20.784 ft).
A short steep climb from Dughla (4,620m/15.157 ft), leads up through the Khumbu glacier moraine to a memorial for climbers, who died in attempt to climb Mount Everest. We follow the western side of the valley to Lobuche, (4930m/16.174 ft), where we spend the night. Besides of being a popular place for trekkers, it is also a great grazing spot for yaks.

 
Day 9 Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp

Today's trek follows the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. After a couple of hours the trail leads up on the moraine, and eventually the trail cross the glacier to Gorak Shep, (5,140m/16.843 ft), where we will spend the night. It is a short trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, and after a refreshment in Gorak Shep, we leave for Everest Base Camp. The first part of the trek leads over sandy fields, but we will quickly climb the moraine, from where you have stunning views to the beautiful conical Mount Pumori, (7.145m/23.441 ft). On the last part of the trek into Base Camp we actually walk on the glacier, which is not very active in this part. The trail winds through some funny looking ice formations, with big rocks on top of them. We can’t really see Mount Everest from Base Camp, but we have a great view into the famous Khumbu Ice Fall. Base Camp is a tented city located on the glacier in a giant pile of rock and ice. The climbers spend many days in Base Camp for rest and acclimatizing to the altitude, and preparing for the next ascent. Time in Base Camp can be boring and many climbers enjoy telling about their adventures on the mountain. During the afternoon we return to the teahouse in Gorak Shep.

 
Day 10 Excursion to Kala Pathar and trek to Pheriche

We will wake you up before dawn and we will have a quick breakfast. We leave the teahouse in the dark and while the day dawns, we start our climb to the summit of Kala Pathar. It is hard work and you will be gasping for breath in the cold thin air. It requires many short breaks before we reach the summit of Kala Pathar, 5.545m/18.192 ft. As the sun casts its first rays on the surrounding Himalayan giants, we can just sit and enjoy the spectacular view of the highest mountain in The World, as well as the world 4th highest mountain Lhotse, (8.501 m/27.890 ft). You will have a clear view to South Col, where the climbers have their highest camp before they make their summit attempt. After the photo shoot, we start our decent to Gorak Shep. After a short rest, we continue down to Lobuche and Dughla. After a long day at high altitude, we reach Pheriche where we will spend the night.

 
Day 11 Trek to Phortse

From Pheriche it is all downhill until we reach Pangboche, (3,930m/12.893 ft). From Pangboche we leave “the main road” and follow a very beautiful trail that meanders along the hillside high above the valley. Ama Dablam rises to the sky next to us. The trail leads us up to the village of Khumjung, (3,800m/12.467 ft). The Sherpa village have the region's biggest school, and in the small monastery it is actually possible to see the scalp from a Yeti! We spend the night in Phortse and we will have plenty of time to explore the village.

Day 12 Trek to Namche Bazar

A relatively easy day awaits us. The trail from Phortse takes us past the Everest View Hotel and the nearby airstrip, before we drop down to Namche Bazar, where we will send the night.

 
Day 13 Trek to Lukla

The steep decent from Namche Bazar quickly takes us down to the river. Shortly after crossing the Hillary Bridge we will leave the Sargamatha National Park. There is still 4 hours trekking before we late in the afternoon arrives in Lukla. The trek is over ad we can highly recommend to celebrate our trek at the local Starbucks Coffee Shop. It is certainly not a real Starbucks, but the coffee and the cakes are fantastic and there is wifi!

 
Day 14 Fly to Kathmandu

Hopefully the weather is nice and clear so the planes are flying in and out of Lukla.  After a 45 minutes flight we arrive in Kathmandu, It's almost a culture shock to come back to Kathmandu after all the days in the mountains. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at our hotel.

 
Day 15 Sightseeing Kathmandu

After breakfast we leave the hotel for a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the famous monkey temple Swayambunath. The temple is Kathmandu's oldest Buddhist shrine, and stands on top of a hill, overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. We will also visit Nepal's largest shrine Boudanath. The beautiful big stupa is surrounded by buddhist monasteries. The day ends on the banks of the Bagmati River and the Hindu temple Pashupatinath.

 
Day 16 Kathmandu

The day is free for your own activities in Kathmandu. You can rent a bike or take a taxi and visit the ancient royal cities Patan and Bhaktapur. 

 
Day 17 Departure Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport for departure.

 

Prices includes

  • All transport and airport transfers according to program.
  • 4 nights accommodation in a touristclass hotel in Kathmandu, incl. Breakfast
  • All meals on trek
  • Mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • 12 nights accomodation in teahouses/lodges on trek.
  • Sherpaguide and porters to transport your luggage.
  • TIMS trekkingpermit.
  • Insurance of guides and porters.
Not included
  • Airtickets to/from Kathmandu.
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Visa for Nepal.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Drinks
EUR 998.00

Practical info

Price info

Note: The price is based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing a double room. 

Travel dates: This tour can be arranged on the starting day of your choise during March, April, May, October, November and December.

Please note this is land-only prices

Transportation

Please note that the flights to Kathmandu are NOT included in the price. It is your responsibility to arrange flights in order for you to land in Kathmandu on day 1 in the program.
 

Transfer to and from the airport, along with other necesarry transportation regarding the itinerary is included in the package.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu you will stay in a centrally located tourist class hotel. Breakfast is included at the hotel. On the trek you will sleep in small local teahouses, or lodges, as they are called in Nepal. The lodges are small guesthouses run by local families. The quality varies, but our guides strive to be book the best lodges for you, but you must be prepared, that the lodges are in relatively primitive conditions. You will usually find blankets on the beds, but they are not warm enough at high altitude and you must bring your own sleeping bags on the trek. Some places it is possible to get a hot shower, which typically consists of a bucket of hot water. Please make sure whether the water is heated by solar energy in order to protect the vulnerable forest growth.

Food and beverage

In Kathmandu, breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and dinner is not included. There are plenty of nice restaurants located near the hotel and you can also eat at the hotel. It is usually cheap to eat at restaurants in Kathmandu. On the trek you will have to buy all the meals at the lodges. You will eat your breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you spend the night and you can buy lunch on the lodges you pass by during the day. The menus are basically the same in all lodges, but it is good solid food with lot of meat, rice, potatoes and vegetables. You can buy clean bottled water as well as soft drinks. hot tea, coffee and beer in most lodges. There is a farewell dinner with the guide included on the last evening in Kathmandu.

 
Sanitary

In the hotels in Kathmandu you will find a bathroom with clean toilet facilities and hot shower. You should not expect particularly good toilet facilities during the trek.

 
Luggage

On arrival in Kathmandu you will get a duffle bag for your main luggage during the trek.

Sleeping bag

You need a good warm sleeping bag with a comfort tempeture down to minus 8-10 Celcius on the trek as the sleeping rooms are not heated in the lodges and it gets really cold at high altitude.

A day on the trail

A typical day on the trail begins with a wakeup call at 06:30. After breakfast you pack your gear and the trek start around 08.00 - 08:30. Around 12:00 you will have a nice long lunch break, before continuing on the afternoon trek. There will be plenty of rest breaks during the day. You will arrive at the lodge mid/late-afternoon. Dinnertime is around 18:00.

Trip grading

The Everest Base Camp Trek is grade 4. Read more about our grading system here.

Cancellation

Cancellation Insurance is the responsibility of the customer. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in your home country

 
Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by an necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

 
Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

 
Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or you personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. Please note that you should bring your vaccination certificate when you travel to Nepal.

 
Trip notes and equipment list

When booking the trip, you will receive our trip notes including the equipment list for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Climate

The best seasons for trekking in the Everest region are spring and autumn. March, April, May, October, November and early December are great for trekking. It is usually clear weather and bright sunshine in the morning. During the afternoon the evaporation of snow in the mountains forms some clouds, but it usually clear up at sunset. It is also possible to trek in the winter months of January and February, but it can be very cold I high altitude. The summer season from June to the end of September is characterized by the Indian monsoon with a lot rain.

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