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Everest trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

$1,365

The Everest Base Camp Trek leads you to the powerful mystique surrounding the foot of Mount Everest. By going on this trek, you will be following the footsteps of great mountaineers like Reinhold Messner, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. It’s a trip that you will never forget: thrilling, difficult and breathtaking.

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All about the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp

The first day of this trekking is already exciting as you’ll take a mountain flight to Lukla. The continuously climbing and descending the first couple of days are the most challenging. The route goes from west to east, while the rivers and valleys run from north to south. The final part leads you through Khumbu, the home area of the original Sherpa’s.

As you climb through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, the terrain soars on all sides like jagged shards of glass. The trails are steep and the altitude hangs on your muscles like a diving belt, but the sense of achievement at the end of the trek are quite amazing.

However, this is not a mountaineering expedition or a wilderness survival experience. There are many mountain lodges along the way.

 

Alternatives, Round Trek & the Original Trail

Rather than trekking up and downhill the same way, you can stitch your Everest Base Camp trek with the Gokyo Lake by crossing Cho La pass (5420m). Go for more info about these treks combined to the 16-days Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La & Gokyo Lake.

If you want to trek as the legendary mountaineers do, start your Everest Base Camp trek in Jiri. Go for more info about the original route of 22-days to the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

Or, are you up to the biggest Everest trekking challenge? Which means, you will exploring all three major valleys of the Everest region by crossing 3 high passes of over 5,000m. Then do to a look at the massive Everest Region Trek via three passes.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • airport transfer
  • experienced, English speaking mountain guide
  • porter per 2 persons (w/ dustproof & waterproof duffel bag)
  • domestic flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • TIMS Card
  • all required trekking permits
  • hotel in Kathmandu (w/ breakfast) – 2 nights
  • accommodations during your trek – 11 nights
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
  • government taxes, VAT and tourist service charges
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal tourist visa
  • travel health insurance
  • emergency evacuation if needed
  • alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • trekking equipments
  • tips for your trekking staff and drivers (will be expected)
  • all other expenses that are not mentioned below ‘cost includes’
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu (1400m)

    By Mountain People welcomes you at the international airport and brings you to your hotel in Thamel.

    Later this day, we will meet at your hotel or at our office for a pre-trip meeting. We introduce you to your guide and talk about your itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, we would like to hear them from you.

    Note: Please make sure you bring your passport to the meeting along with three copies, two photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We also request you to clear the due balance if any.

    airport transfer – hotel

  2. Day 2 Phakding (2610m) - 2/3 hrs

    Early morning, your guide takes you to Tribhuwan International Airport for the short but scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2804m). Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce your sherpa’s before beginning your trek towards Phakding (2610m).

    After landing we take our time to explore the village while your sherpa crew sorts and loads the trekking equipment. Then we begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Khosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walk is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.

    breakfast – airport transfer – mountain flight – lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  3. Day 3 Namche Bazaar (3441m) - 5/6 hrs

    After breakfast we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Khosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (3441m) known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and a bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  4. Day 4 Acclimatization Day

    We spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  5. Day 5 Tengboche (3870m) - 4 hrs

    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Khosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3870 meters today. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  6. Day 6 Dingboche (4350m) - 5/6 hrs

    From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche (4350m) with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  7. Day 7 Acclimatization Day

    Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  8. Day 8 Lobuche (4910m) - 5/6 hrs

    Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  9. Day 9 EBC (5364m) & Gorak Shep (5180m) - 7/8 hrs

    This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp (5364m), the closest you can get to Mount Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep (5180m) for the night.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  10. Day 10 Kala Pattar (5545m) & Periche (4200m) - 7/8 hrs

    This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mount Kala Pattar (5545m), a small peak by Himalayan standards. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest (8848m), the highest point on the planet, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep (5180m), a tiny hamlet, then trek down to Periche (4200m).

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  11. Day 11 Namche Bazaar (3441m) - 6/7 hrs

    From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ’Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery (3860m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3441m). We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  12. Day 12 Lukla (2804m) - 5/6 hrs

    Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  13. Day 13 Kathmandu (1400m)

    During the scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu, you can enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will bring you back to your hotel.

    In the evening, we offer you and your guide a farewell dinner together in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

    breakfast – mountain flight – airport transfer – farewell dinner – hotel

  14. Day 14 Departure

    If it’s the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport. Goodbye friends! We hope that we will meet each other again in the future.

    breakfast – airport transfer

Hotels and Mountain Lodges

Hotel

In Kathmandu, before and after your EBC trek, you will be staying at a 3-star hotel with a private bathroom and wifi. The hotel has a prime location, in the travellers neighbourhood Thamel. This are nearby many restaurants, trekking gear shops and supermarkets.

 

Mountain Lodges

During your EBC trek, you will be staying at mountain lodges. North of Lukla, the lodges are broadly identical stone houses. They have small, double rooms and mostly shared bathrooms.

A hot shower and wifi are also available for an additional fee.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
In the heart of the Himalayas with stunning viewsPhoto by Steve Hicks

Tengboche by Steve Hicks - By Mountain People

Shared facilitiesPhoto by John Pavelka

Guest House by John Pavelka - By Mountain People

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Normal Price Price (PP) Special Offer  
16th December 2018 - 28th December 2018
Available
$1,365
$1,275
27th December 2018 - 8th January 2019
Available
$1,365
$1,275
3rd January 2019 - 15th January 2019
Available
$1,365
$1,275