USD 1250

Overview

Nepal has the ability to provide you with any type of trek suitable for you depending on the length of trek and the motive. Among all those, Everest Base Camp trekking (EBC) falls under top trekking destinations in the world, providing you with life-altering and magnificent Himalayan experiences.

The trek to Everest Base Camp requires a steady pace and enough acclimatization that is our focus.  Since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first successfully climbed the mountain (8848m) on May 29th, 1953, many adventure-seeking tourists follow the trail. Everest base camp trek is suitable for any and every age group as there are different routes and travel styles to choose from. Though the trek starts from Jiri, nowadays it is easier to start from Lukla and end in Lukla.

After trekking through the panoramic villages and being familiar with the Sherpa. The way of life and passing the Dudh Koshi River and the trek also provides with some resting periods to get used to the climate. The Everest Base Camp Trekking is a kind of preparation before actually ascending the Mt. Everest as it involves going through extreme weather conditions and similar challenges. Like any other Everest related trek, you take a flight to Lukla after a day rest and sightseeing in Kathmandu. Since flights depend on weather conditions, helicopters are available for luxury seeking trekkers.

Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking

The major highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from Namche Bazaar, the trekkers’ junction point; where there are hubs to see, eat and shop. From there, a monastery also called Dawa Choling Gompa, at Tengboche, Khumjung (3867m). Which welcomes you to get familiar with monks daily routine and their culture.  Places like Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep are also worth visiting because of the hospitable service that the villagers provide.

When you reach Everest Base Camp, the place Kalapathhar awaits with astounding scenes of snowy peaks of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. The view looks better in the winter season or just after the summer ends.

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300 meters)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2651 meters) 8 km distance, 3 hours trek

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440 meters) 11km distance, Approx. 7 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization day to avoid high altitude for coming days

Day 05: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3870 meters) 10km distance, Approx. 6 hours

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 meters) 9 km distance, Approx. 5 hours

Day 07: Dingboche 2nd acclimatization day

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 meters) 7 km distance, Approx. 6 hours

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 meters) and EBC (5364 meters) 13 km distance, Approx 8 hours

Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapather (5545 meters) and back to Pheriche (4288 meters) 16 km distance, Approx 9 hrs

Day 11: Trek down to Namche (3440 meters) 20km, Approx 8 hours

Day 12: Trek down to Lukla (2800m/9186ft) 19 km, Approx 8 hours

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 32 minutes

Day 14: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 15: Departure to your country


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Day 01

Welcome to Nepal (Tribhuvan International Airport)

After landing at one international airport of Nepal, You will take airline’s Bus to go for immigration for the visa process. You need to Line up and need to prepare one auto size picture and visa fee $ 25 for 15 days, $40, for one month and $100 for three months, if you haven’t take visa from Nepal embassy in your country. Your passport would be stamped by an immigration officer and then you need to go to ground floor to claim your baggage and go out. Our airport representative will be waiting for you in front of your arrival gate holding a card with your name. Then take private vehicle Bus, Van or Car, depending on your group size and transferred to our host Hotel in Thamel after driving 25 to 30 minutes from the airport.
After arriving at the hotel we advise you to take some rest and walk towards the Thamel Street filled with Hotel, restaurant, unique Pashmina shop and outdoor outfitter to acquire any last-minutes trekking gears or visit Peregrine Treks’ office, if you have time. Our program manager will introduce your guide and inform you what to do and not in the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Meals Plan: Dinner included

Day 02

Breathtaking flight to Lukla (2840 m) and 3hr trek to Phakding

After your early morning breakfast, we drive to the Tribhuvan International airport to catch the scenic flight (40 minutes) for Lukla Airport. Lukla airport is also known as Edmond Hilary Airport. Lukla is the entrance into the Khumbu region or our EBC Trek. Once we arrive in Lukla, we will transfer you to one of the lodges and introduce our other crews. Our supplies and gears are handovers to our Porter and then our trek begins with three hours walking approximately along stony fences though terraced hillside. The trail gently goes down and crosses the hanging suspension bridge after one hour of walking.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 03

Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450 m), 6 hrs approx

Enjoy your breakfast in the morning, we start our trekking through the beautiful pine forests and then we follow the trail towards north of the valley of Benkar which give us a taste of the unmatched mountain scenery of Thamserku (6608m) We cross the hanging bridge after passing Benkar village to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entry point at Monjo. The trail descends down and crosses the suspension bridge for today’s lunch. The trails gently descend up and crush the beautiful hanging suspension bridge again and then approximately two hours steep ascent brings us to the Sherpa capital which offers spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Thame and many of neighbouring snow capped mountains. This mountain city provides Hotel, restaurant, internet service, trekking shops and many other amenities you want. Overnight stay here.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04

Acclimatization day in Namche

People can get mountain sickness after 3000 meters so all the trekkers have to follow their guides instruction. You can sleep as much as you can but morning sun rays can make the sky clean and give clearer views of the surrounding mountain. Your guide will see the weather condition early morning and will give wakeup call around 6 o’clock and ascend to the Khumjung village or Everest view Hotel to see some views of Everest including some other jaw dropping peaks. We suggest climbing high as much as you can. Then descend down to the hotel for lunch. You can explore some of the Sherpa Museums or Buddhist monastery or try German bakery and take rest in the Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05

Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860M) 6 hrs

Enjoy your breakfast before we start trekking to Tengboche; another magnificent village of this region. The trek starts with short climbing before we reach the army camp and then look for spectacular views you can give some rest to your legs by drinking a cup of tea in front of huge Amadablam Mountain. From here the trail separates in two sides. The trail on the left-hand side takes you to Gokyo Lakes trek where the trail on the right-hand side takes you to Everest Base Camp Trek, so we follow the right trail. From here the trail descends down to Phunki Tenga for our lunch. This place has very few lodges with basic services available.
Once we finish our lunch we again cross the hanging bridge before ascending to reach Tengboche. The trail again goes steeply up through dusty and beautiful rhododendrons and pine forests. As the trail ascends up we also reach Tengboche in about an hour where we will have to stay overnight. Tengboche offers closer views of Amadablam which is considered as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. If you are keen about photography then this will be a good stop for taking some pictures in the horizon. Tengboche also has one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in this region where you can attend daily prayers of Buddhist monks.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06

Trek to Dingboche

Around 7:30 we will have breakfast and descend to Dibuche and then trek gently flat until we cross Imja Khola. From here the trail gradually steps to the Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is the home of the Everest climber. The views of Amadablam Mountain and other Himalayan peaks from this village becomes real and authentic If you like to drink tea or a coffee in front of those beautiful Himalayan peaks you can continue reaching to the small village Somare. Even after Somare the trail mostly steeps uphill, after walking for a while, we will reach Orsho and from here the trail to Pheriche and Dingboche will get separated. Continue to Dingboche by crossing the stream for less than an hour. The valley is gorgeous surrounded by majestic peaks. Dingboche and is also the gate to most popular Island Peak Climbing. We will spend two more hours before sleeping at night to acclimatize to the high elevation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07

2nd acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410 m)

We have scheduled another 2nd acclimatization day in Dingboche. Enjoy your sleep and try to reserve the energy for the coming days. Once you wake up you will be served with breakfast. To this point in our trek, we’ve ascended over 5100 m before we attempt to climb higher.we will once again climb high and then descend to steep low for one more night to avoid high altitude sickness in the next coming days. There are two options available for us to go further.Few trekkers to this trek will ascend the base of Nangkar Tshang peak, and 3 to four hours around the trip leads past cliffside secret sites for the spectacular view of Mt. Makalu (8462m), the world’s 8th highest peak.We will try reaching our highest point somewhere around 5000 m, then return to Dingboche for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m.)

After our breakfast, our hike today begins with a gentle climb along the upper trail headed towards the Pheriche valley. Well above Pheriche we contour along the northwest side of the valley through alpine scrub and yak pastures, enjoying scenic views of Tawoche (6,367m) and Cholotse (6,335m) peak. Directly behind us, beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam appears to rise and hypnotize everyone. After about two hours of the gradual climb along this path, we arrive at Thukla where we will have lunch and begin a challenging ascent for an hour. At the top of the pass, long strands of prayer flags connect monuments and memorials dedicated to Himalayan climbers who've perished in pursuit of their climbing dreams. The scenery becomes ever more exceptional as we climb the pass for spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega and other 7,000+meter peaks. We continue hiking beyond Thokla Pass and reach connected trails coming from Gokyo Cho La pass Trekking. We will walk flat the mountain valley for another 40 minutes to reach Tengboche and its dramatic alpine scenery. Overnight at lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09

Trek to Gorakshep (4900m)-EBC (5355m) and back to Gorakshep

We will enjoy our breakfast in Lobuche before we start walking to Gorakshep; one of the major places of our trek. The spectacular mountain views will be following us all the way to our destination. The trail does not have steep climbing but it will be difficult and tiring due to high elevation. We arrive Gorakshep in time for lunch and evaluate every member’s health condition before moving on to EBC (5355m). It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Gorakshep and three hours to EBC and 2 hours to come back to Gorakshep again for the night. The trail is not easy throughout due to small sleep rocks with snow.
Once you arrive at the Everest Base camp, you will see the mass of Everest summiteers from around the world. But if you are in the off season, you will see some of the colourful Buddhist prayer flags and amazing Khumbu ice falls. You will be busy for a while to take some shots of the mountain around and then hurry up to come back to Goreaksheep. There are no tea houses in the Base Camp. Prepare your head light, camera and backpack for tomorrow morning for the uphill trek to Kala Pathar.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Early morning hike to Kalapather (5545m)-Gorakshep for breakfast and Pheriche 9hrs.

Early morning your guide will knock your door around 3:30 to climb Kala Patthar (Black Rock) 3 hours approximately. You will store all your belongings in your room, wear warm clothes; just Camera and hot water bag need to be carried. The cold weather (-10 –20 C) and chilly winds are quite common but the breathtaking ascend will be one of the memorable events in your life. When you are climbing up the hill, the sun rays are lighter so you will have to climb up so that you will have enough time to see the panoramic sunrise views of the Everest (8848 m) and its neighboring mountain Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft), Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Congratulation to witness the beautiful Himalayan view with Peregrine Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Take some shots of Khumbu icefall and EBC also and then slowly descend down to Goraksheep and have breakfast and back to Lukla.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Trek back down to Namche

We will have breakfast and another full day of descent with a healthy dose of uphill mixed in, to conclude our trek soon. The route is same which we used all the way to EBC and Kalapatter on previous days. We pass Somare, Pangboche to reach Tengboche after ¾ hours of walking down and then 1 hours descending to Phungi Thanka for our lunch. After ascending 1.5 hours to arrive Kyanguma the route is flat all the way to Namche, 2 hours, with beautiful views of Thamserku and Kangtega again for the last sight. You can also have a successful event party at Namche with your staffs.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Trek to Lukla, final day in the Himalayas (2,840 m) 8 hours

Enjoy your time in Namche taking some photos of the snow capped the Himalayas Today will be a healthy descent all the way to Phakding for 4/5 hours traversing along the villages and the Dudh Koshi River. We will reach Phakding and have lunch followed by the trail and the cascade for three hours. Finally, we will conclude our memorable trekking at Lukla without any problem. Today is the last day to show your gratitude to your Porters in Lukla.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Fly to Kathmandu for 40 minutes

Early morning we will pray for the weather to be good and not cause any flight delays.We will take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. The flying time will be about 40 minutes and will give you some thrilling experience and then transfer to the hotel. Your guide will expect some tips from you when you leave. If you want you can welcome him even for dinner or to help for last day shopping.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 14

Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu

We can get an occasional delay in flight during the main season. The weather condition of Lukla suffers from quick changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights so we have reserved this day for other activities if we have a timely flight on DAY 14, we can use this day as rest or exploring the day in Kathmandu. We can shop in and around local markets and plan a walk around the city.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 15

: Departure to your country

We will transfer you to the airport three hours before from your hotel. If the flight is delayed you are advised to go for shopping and buy Pashmina, Carpet, Nepali knife, Jewellery or you can visit Peregrine Treks office and return your trekking boots, Jackets and everything you want and then write the comment on our diary. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport in time.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Pick up and drop from international and domestic airport in the tourist private vehicle
  • Three-night hotel accommodation in three-star category hotel with breakfast
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
  • Private ground transportation during sightseeing
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew members salaries, insurance, accommodation and airfares
  • Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • All necessary Permit, TIMS and paperwork
  • First Aid Medical Kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (For 15 days USD 25, For 30 days USD 40 and For 90 days USD 100)
  • Extra hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • International airfares/Land transportation
  • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide and porter(s)
Everest Base Camp Trekking Map
 

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:15 Days
Group Size:any
Arrival on:Kathmandu
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:5545 Meters
Difficulty:Strenuous
Accomodation:Three Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking

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