Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp

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Go on a trek through Everest National Park and visit the famed Mount Everest base Camp on this two-week journey through mountaineering history and some of the most breathtaking sites on earth. This adventure starts and ends in Kathmandu and includes full-board accommodation in Kathmandu and at lodges on the trek.

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Join us on a two-week-long trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp (5300m), situated on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The journey will take us through the Everest National Park, from Lukla through the Solukhumbu region, stopping at Namche Bazaar and hiking up to Kyanjuma and its magnificent views. Next, we go through the Rhododendron jungle to Thyanboche and visit the sherpa village of Dingboche, where we stay for an acclimatization day. After that, you can climb Nangkartshang Peak (5100m). Then via Dughla, we continue to Chupkolhare memorial site and then on to the Khumbu Glacier and Lobuche. Finally, on the 9th day, we follow the trail Beside Khumbu glacier and reach the Everest Base Camp. We return to Gorakshep and then start our descent through Periche and Pangboche past Ama Dablam to Debuche. From Periche, we go down through the forest of Imjakhola and on the Kyanjuma. We then follow the trail back to Namche Bazaar past the Tenzing memorial. We then descend to Monzo. The final day takes us through Phakding to Lukla, from where we will fly back to Kathmandu, where there is time for a day’s rest and site seeing.

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Trek Difficulty:

Level: Challenging

Fitness is vital with extended walking in mountainous terrain. You might also experience high altitudes, challenging climates, and remote locations. Trekking experience is desirable but not vital if you are confident in your physical condition. Walking days are usually between six and eight hours, although they may be longer for passes or peaks. Daily ascents can be around 2,955ft to 3,280ft (900m to 1,000m), perhaps with the odd day around 3,610ft to 3,940ft (1,100m to 1,200m).

 

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Day 1

ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU |  ROYAL SINGI HOTEL    

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Drive approx 25 minutes, depending on the traffic. After the check-in formalities at the hotel lobby, there will be a short briefing of the following day’s program with your Tour Leader. After the briefing, you have a choice to go for a group dinner at a Nepalese restaurant and experience the culture through our food and dance.

Overnight at Royal Singi Hotel (Dinner) or Similar.

Day 2

FLY TO LUKLA  |  TREK TO PHAKDING (2,780M) |  SHERPA GUIDE LODGE

We start our day early in the morning flight schedule to Lukla. For morning flights, we will have a morning wake-up call. After reaching the Airport, we board a flight for Lukla (2850m). After arriving at Lukla, we will be met by our trekking crew. The same day we set off for the village of Phakding (2656m) for 3 hours.

Overnight at Sherpa Guide Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 3

TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M)  |  GREEN TARA GUESTHOUSE

We climb steadily on a winding path along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, through villages and forests dwarfed by gigantic rock walls, until a final climb that brings us to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Solukhumbu region. Namche is unique for its geographical location, surrounded by mountain ranges and colorful houses scattered in an amphitheater of rock. (5-6 hours).

Overnight at Green Tara Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 4

TREK TO KYANJUMA (3,600M)  |  AMA DABLAM LODGE 

Today we hike up to Kyanjuma( 3600 m ) via the Japanese-made Everest View Hotel, located at an altitude of 3880m. The walk up is fairly steep but along the way you get great views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many other mountains. It is basically an acclimatization walk. We descend to Kyanjuma via Khumjung and Khunde villages visiting the Hillary School, Khunde Hospital, and Khumjung Monastery, which houses the only Yeti skull. (5hrs walk).

Overnight at Ama Dablam Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 5

TREK TO THYANGBOCHE (3,867M)  |  THYANGBOCHE GUEST HOUSE 

Today we walk for about 4 hrs. First, we walk 1 hr downhill to the river Dudh Kosi at PhunkiTenga and cross the river by a suspension bridge. We then climb for about 3 hrs steeply through the rhododendron forest up to Thyangboche in time for lunch. For those interested, they attend the evening service at the monastery. If the weather is clear, you get fantastic sunset views over Everest. 

Overnight at Thyangboche Guest House (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 6

TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4,350M)  |  PEACEFUL LODGE 

A gradual climb leads us to the highest settlement in the area, the Sherpa village of Dingboche. A slow and steady pace as we gain altitude will reap benefits. Today we go above the tree line. Approx 5 hrs.

Overnight at Peaceful Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 7

TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4,350M)  |  PEACEFUL LODGE

We spend an extra night here, which will help with the acclimatization. There are several options at Dingboche. You can follow a gradual trail up the ImjaKhola towards the village of Chukkung (4750m). Or you can attempt to climb Nangkartshang Peak (5100m), which is 3hrs steep up and 2hrs down, for amazing views of several mountains, including Makalu ( the 5th highest Mountain on earth ) and Ama Dablam.

Overnight at Peaceful Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 8

TREK TO LOBUJE (4,930M)  |  HIMALAYAN CHAIN GUESTHOUSE

We set off on a gradual climb to Dughla. From here, it is an hour’s steep climb to ChupkoLhare( 4840m), the memorial site of the Sherpa & Western climbers who perished during their climbing expeditions on Everest and other mountains in the area. From the memorial site, the trail climbs gently to reach the lodges at Lobuche, alongside the Khumbu Glacier. (5 hours).

Overnight at  Himalayan Chain Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 9

TREK TO GORAKSHEP (5,288M)  |  VISIT EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,300M) BUDDHA LODGE 

An early start for Gorakshep. We follow the main trail over the moraine beside the Khumbu Glacier and arrive at the tiny settlement in 2-3 hours for a welcome hot drink and light lunch before setting off for one of our goals – the Everest Base Camp (5300m), situated on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We return to Gorakshep for the evening. Today is a long day with 7-8 hrs walking. 

Overnight at Buddha Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 10

TREK TO PHERICHE (4,243M)  |  PHERICHE RESORT

Today’s activity will depend on energy, weather, and what was achieved yesterday. The weather is usually clear in the morning, so an ascend of Kala Pathar (5545m) at first light may be the best plan. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the top, and from there, we can see the magnificent south face of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We aim to descend as far as Pheriche today for better sleep at a lower altitude. Approx 8 hrs walking.

Overnight at Pheriche Resort (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 11

TREK TO KYANJUMA  |  AMA DABLAM LODGE  

From Pheriche, we drop down to Pangboche (4000m) and then retrace our steps past Ama Dablam to Debuche, where it is worth looking out for Eagles, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and Himalayan Monal, our National bird. A half an hour’s climb leads from Debuche up through the woods to Thyangboche, from where we descend through the forest to ImjaKhola and then climb back up to Kyanjuma. 6 hrs walk.

Overnight at Ama Dablam Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 12

TREK TO MONZO (2,800M)  |  ALPINE VALLEY LODGE 

Follow the lower trail to Namche Bazaar. It is the best trail in the region, with stunning views, and it passes the Tenzing memorial. If you have missed the museum or National Park headquarters on the way up, there will be time to fit this in. We then descend through Namche and Jorsale to Monzo.

Overnight at Alpine Valley Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 13

TREK TO LUKLA  EVEREST MOUNTAIN HOME

Our last day’s walk takes us back through Phakding, where we finally climb to Lukla. 5 hrs walking.

Overnight at Everest Mountain Home (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 14

FLY TO KATHMANDU  ROYAL SINGI HOTEL

We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Royal Singi Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 15

FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU  ROYAL SINGI HOTEL

Kathmandu – perhaps visit Swayambhunath, also called the Monkey Temple or the Durbar Square, in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace & temples with intricate woodcarvings are located. If you are lucky, you can see the “Kumari” at the Home of the Kumari, the young girl revered as a living goddess. Or do some final shopping.

Overnight at Royal Singi Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner) or Similar.

Day 16

DEPART KATHMANDU

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure or continue with your own arrangements.

 

Kathmandu, NP
9:26 am, November 26, 2022
15°C
few clouds
Wind: 0 mph
Pressure: 1021 mb
Visibility: 6 km
Sunrise: 6:33 am
Sunset: 5:08 pm
Lukla, NP
9:29 am, November 26, 2022
14°C
clear sky
Wind: 6 mph
Pressure: 1020 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:27 am
Sunset: 5:03 pm
Namche, NP
9:29 am, November 26, 2022
5°C
clear sky
Wind: 3 mph
Pressure: 1021 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:28 am
Sunset: 5:03 pm
Dingboche, NP
9:29 am, November 26, 2022
0°C
clear sky
Wind: 0 mph
Pressure: 1023 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:27 am
Sunset: 5:02 pm
Thyāngboche, NP
9:29 am, November 26, 2022
7°C
clear sky
Wind: 3 mph
Pressure: 1021 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:27 am
Sunset: 5:02 pm
Pheriche, NP
9:29 am, November 26, 2022
3°C
clear sky
Wind: 0 mph
Pressure: 1023 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:27 am
Sunset: 5:02 pm

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Included in the price:

  • Three nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation at Royal Singi Hotel or similar on bed twin (double room) sharing on full board basis.
  • Twelve nights’ tea house/ lodge on bed twin (double room) sharing on a full board basis.
  • International and two Domestic airport transfers by private vehicle, including porter charge at the airport.
  • Airfare for clients and staff to/ from Lukla on fixed-wing daily scheduled flights, including airport tax and flight insurance surcharge.
  • Everest National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee
  • One good English-speaking Leader with First Aid qualifies with his food and lodge charge.
  • Leader/guide and porter insurance/ food/ lodge charge
  • Oxygen backup for Emergencies if needed
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with some traditional Nepalese dancing and music
  • Fresh fruit after dinner

Excluded from the price:

  • Personal medical insurance
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Telephone calls 
  • International air tickets and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Nature Expenses
  • Emergency rescue evacuation, if needed

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