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TRIPS FACTS

Duration: 15 Days

Max. Altitude: Everest Base Camp Trekking (5364m – Kala Patthar 5545m)

Trek Grade: Moderate + Strenuous

Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November

Accommodation: Three Start in Kathmandu & Tea-House during trek

Transport: Car/Bus/ Plane

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Everest trek in justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery to the world from the Kahumbu region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazzar.
Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5170m)
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280m)
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazzar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m)
Day 13: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2850m)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.
Airport representative of ‘Adventure Travel Tailor Ltd’ will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Then you will be taken to your hotel. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking. If you arrive at night, we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. While you are in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali welcome dinner wait for you. (Welcome-Dinner)
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel, Kings Way, New Road etc.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m)

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazzar.
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market you can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Tawche, Mt. Kwangde and soon.
Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3867m)
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid to the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Mt. Makalau (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5170m)
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280m)
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazzar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m)
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 13: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2850m)
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu.
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 15: Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for rest of your life having very great experiences and adventures.
US$ 1349 Per Person (Minimum 2 Person)

Includes

  • Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program in Kathmandu.
  • Three start category of twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and including daily breakfast.
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu city with expert tour guide and private vehicle.
  • Experienced trekking guide (trained in wilderness first-aid and altitude sickness)
  • Service of Potters, One Potter for between two trekker’s including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment, clothing, medicine and accidental insurance.
  • Round trip flight ticket for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Eleven (11) nights Tea-House accommodation during the entire trekking in twin sharing basis including daily meals chosen from the menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government taxes.

Excludes

  1. Lunch and Dinner in city hotels Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  2. Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the (TIA) airport.
  3. City tour sightseeing entry fees if any applies.
  4. Alcoholic, hot, cold drinks, hot or cold showers during the trekking.
  5. Personal expenses such as laundry bill, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  6. Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  7. Personal trekking gears.
  8. Tips for guide, staff, and driver.
  9. Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price.

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