Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base camp trekking is the most popular and the classic trekking destinations in Nepal. The ultimate aim of Everest base camp trekking is to reach on the lap of the highest point of earth, the Mt. Everest, (8,848 m). The travelers from across the globe wish to have experience of reaching at least on the lap of the highest peaks in the world and therefore why thousands of travelers make it to the Everest base camp every year.
Everest base camp trekking has been popular ever since, duo Sir Edmund Hillary and TenjingNorgey Sherpa made their first successful ascend on Mt. Everest in 1953. Following their successful ascend on this highest peak in the earth, millions of people from across the globe made it to the Everest base camp. The Everest base camp is popular primarily because the travelers are able to reach on the lap of the highest point of earth, take incredible snaps of the majestic mountains including of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), the highest peaks in the world, and also the superb views other mountains namely of Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt. Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.KusumKhagaru (6367m),Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) to name a few.
Similarly, you will have an opportunity to explore various other snow capped Himalayas from very close, explore around the picturesque valley, sloppy and rocky hills, superb white-Himalayas lying around, where you can capture the fantastic scenes of the mountains, green forest, Buddhist monasteries, explore the flora and faunas, local culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa ethnic groups. All these features are explicit enough why Everest base camp trekking has been an ultimate destination among the travelers from across the world. Everest base camp is one of the most frequently organized trekking packages among the Independent Guide Team of Nepal.
Everest base camp trekking begins with short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the heart of Everest Region, then continues to Phakding along DudhKosi valley to Namche bazaar, where you will have at least a day for having acclimatization. Then next day, you will continue trekking to Kala-Pattar and finally you will reach at Everest base camp. You will have one more day a rest in Dingboche or Pheriche in between and for some side-trips and for further acclimatization from the area, from where you will have magnificent views of Everest along with Nuptse, Lohtse and Mt. Pumori and finally making excursion around, you will return back through same route to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
|Trip destination||Everest base camp trek|
|Trip duration||16 days|
|Trip Type||Tea House trek|
|Trip grade||Moderate to hard & challenging|
|Trip activities||Trekking, walking, cultural tour & discover|
|Trip altitude||Min 1300m/ 4264ft to max 5550m/18204ft|
|Accommodation||Hotel at Kathmandu 3 nights & 17 nights at mountain|
|Transportation||Private vehicle & domestic flights|
|Meals||Breakfast at Kathmandu full meals during the trek|
|Group size||2 person to 18 person|
|Trekking hours||5-6 hours each day ( approximately )|
|Trip cost||US$ 1475 per person|
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu ( 1300m / 4264 ft )
Day 02: Kathmandu valley full day sightseeing by tour guide
Day 03: Fly to Lukla( 2800m / 9186 ft ), 35 min fly & trek to Phakding( 2652m / 8700 ft ) 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding to Namche bazzar ( 3440m /11283 ft ) , 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day ay Namche Bazzar
Day 06: Namche to Tyangboche( 3867m/ 12684 ft ), 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Tyangboche to Dingboche( 4358m/14295 ft ), 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day09: Dingboche to Lobuche( 4928m/16164ft ) 4-5 hrs
Day10: Lobuche to Gorakhshep( 5160m/16929ft),3 hour & visit to Everest base camp(5320m/17450ft) 5 hours hike and back to Gorakhshep sleep overnight.
Day11: Early ascent to Kalapatther( 5550m/18204ft), walk back to Pheriche6-7 hrs
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazzar( 3440m/11283ft), 6-7 hrs
Day13: Namche Bazzar to Phakding( 2652m/8700ft), 4-5 hrs
Day14: Phakding to Lukla( 2800m/9186ft), 3-4 hrs
Day15: Fly out to Kathmandu ( 1300m/ 4264ft), 35 min fly.
Day16: Departure from Kathmandu.
Trip Cost Details
Trip Cost Includes
- All transportation by private vehicle in city and domestic flight
- Accommodation three night hotel in Kathmandu & 12 night teahouse lodge during the trek
- Welcome & farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant at Kathmandu
- Full day sightseeing at Kathmandu including tour guide and monument fees
- Breakfast at Kathmandu and full meals during the trek
- An experience trekking guide, co-guide, Sherpa/porters and their salary, insurance, equipment, food & lodge
- All required permits
- First aid medical kit
- All government taxes
Trip Cost Excludes
- Nepal visa fee
- International flight ( airfare)
- Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
- Personal expenses as phone bill, chocolate, bakery & cake, battery charge, laundry, hot shower and extra porter
- Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Tips to guide & porters
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