Everest Base Camp Trek 2017





Category: Trekking





Duration: 16 days




 
Average price: US$ 1299 only

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Overview

Everest base camp trek is a great introductory lodge trek that offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. After exploring the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Kumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area. We then follow the trail to famous Tengboche, located high on a ridge where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits. The views of Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega dominate this peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world.
While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. This stunning trek visits both, Everest base camp and KalaPatthar, a viewpoint  recognized as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest which is a premier goal for many adventurous walkers in the Himalayas. After trekking to base camp and Kalapatthar we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Facts of the Everest Base Camp Trek
Accommodation:- Hotel in cities /Teahouse lodge  in Trek
Grade:- Moderate/Strenuous
Best time to visit:- September to December / February to May
Culture: Sherpa
Elevation up to:- 5644.5 m(18519ft) /kalapathar
Trek start:- Kathmandu
Trek end:- Kathmandu
Group size:- 1+

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
•Enjoy adventure trekking trails.
•Wonderful view of the world's highest peak.
•Spend several days moving through the homelands of the Sherpa people.
•See Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche, Panboche and close up views of Mt. Everest and adjoining Ama Dablam.
•Spend two nights at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country.
•See a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region.
•Main highlight will be the brilliant views of the Mt Everest, Pumari which clarify from the summit of Kalapathar.
•Marvel at the extradinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier.

Basic Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport we will meet you and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trip briefing Trek preparing  and Kathmandu city sightseeing day
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding, 35 min flight and 4 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Acclimatization day.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche, 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche,5 hours walk.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche, 5 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and EBC, 8 hours walk.
Day 11: Hike up to Kalapatthar  then trek down to Periche,8 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 7 hours walk .
Day 13: Trek down to Lukla, 7 hours walk.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Flight reserve day.
Day 16: Departure.

Details Itinerary

Details Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek- 16 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude 1,400m).
Our representative from Best Trekking in Nepal will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 02: Trip briefing  trek preparing Day and Kathmandu city tour
Our tour leader will come for the pre-trip meeting in the morning which includes briefing and preparation for the trek. After you have to go  for city sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Visit Hanumandhoka durbar square,Swayabhunath stupa and Patan durbar square.
Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03 : Spectacular flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding vilage.( Altitude 2,652m) 35 min flight 4 hours walk.
Early morning short flight (30min) to Lukla (2,800m) from Kathmandu and heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi River.  Three hours walk in tantalizing views to Phakding(2,652m).
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(Attitude  3440m) 6 hours.
After a breakfast, we set out on the trail as it wanders through rolling terrain, past traditional homes, plowed fields and pine and cedar forests. Ascending slowly to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, the snowy mount Thamserku (6,608m) gives us a taste of the unmatched mountain scenery to come. After Jorsale we cross the west fork of the river, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. About 600m up this ascent we get the capital city of Himalaya ‘Namchhe Bazzar”. Namche(3,440m) is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading centre with a weekly market selling fresh foodstuffs brought up from lower village.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 05: Acclimatized hike for first views of Mt.  Everest.
Temple horns and yak bells awaken us to a sunrise surrounded by snowy summits over 6,100 m high! Today is an acclimatization day so limb steeply out of Namche to the Everest View Hotel. Built by the Japanese this spectacularly situated hotel with wonderful views of Everest and Ama Dablam is an ideal place for a tea break. Continuing, we trek to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpa’s and back to hotel in Namche.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 06: Trek to monastery at Thyangboche (Altitude 3,867m) 5 hours.
Trek decent to the river cross it at Phunki Thangkha then climb steeply through the forest to Thyangboche ( 3,867m) in the afternoon visit the famous monastery and to watch the sunset on the fantastic panorama of mountains surrounding us ,Mt.Everest, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse and  Mt.Ama Dablam provide a wonderful backdrop to our teahouse.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 07: Continue up the khumbu &Imza valley to Dingboche ( Altitude 4,360 m) 5 hours.
trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views of mountains. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche (4,360 m) . It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
Over night at mountain lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche .
Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying idle, we climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5,100m and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 09: Trek ascent to Lobuche (Altitude 4,930m) 5 hours.
Out of Dingboche Past a chorten and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we have a short, steep climb up to Chukpo Lari, a beautiful, yet poignant place where there is a line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Everest and from. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche  (4,930m) The sunset on Mt .Nuptse is not to be missed.
Overnight at mountain lodge .
Day 10: Visit EBC & spend the night at Gorak Shep.(Altitude 5,180 m) 5hours.
Start Following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorak Shep (5,180m). After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorak Shep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see in the distance some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop by the Base Camp rock we retrace our steps to Gorak Shep.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 11: Climb KalaPattar  and descend to Pheriche (Altitude 4371m) 8 hours.
We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar (5643m). It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds.  We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 12: Retrace our steps to Namchhe,7 hours.
We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at mountain lodge.
Day 13: Descend to Lukla, 7 hours.
We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain.  It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains.
Overnight at mountain Lodge.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping or Kathmandu city sightseeing. Overnight at kathmandu hotel.
Day15: Free day.
Flight reserve day for Lukla weather condition.
Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 16: International Departure.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Our representative will drop  off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.

Price Cover

Cost Include
•Normal tourist stranded Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.(Note: USD 140 extra per person is required, if you wish to upgrade the accommodation to a three star hotel and USD 340 per person is required, if you wish  to upgrade the accommodation to a five star hotel in Kathmandu.)
• 3 meals a day  (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) with cup of tea during the trek.
•One Experience Trekking guide & one porter for Each Two Trekker with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance.
•All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National park Entry Permits.
•Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS).
•All accommodation During the Trek Available Lodge /Tea Houses.
•Airport picks up/ drops and all ground transports in private vehicle
•One full day Kathmandu city sightseeing  tour.
•First aid medical kit (with the guide).
•Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
•Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
•Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
•Government taxes & office service charge.

Cost Exclude
•Personal Equipment for Trekking.
•International air fare to/from Kathmandu
•Nepal entry visa
•Personal expenses.
•Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
•Emergency/ Rescue evacuation.
•Tipping (Tips) for trekking staffs.

(Note : if you don't have enough holiday  for do it, can cut down Day 02 and Day 15)

FAQ

What to Remember
Note: Would you like to make an Everest base camp  shorter or longer. And if you like to trekking more than Trekking itinerary , you can do city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & 2 Night /3 days Jungle safari in Chitwan ,white water River rafting, or mountain flight, Let us know your suggestion accordingly. Regarding this program please do not hesitate to send us an email.

Bering these  Equipment for Everest base camp Trek (EBC)

Down jacket
During day-light weight cotton pants
At night-track top, pants
Cotton T-Shirts
Sun hat
Thick outer woolen socks, thin inner cotton
Vaseline for feet and crouch
Water bottle-2 liters
Iodine to purify water
Sunglasses
Toilet paper and cig. lighter
Small headlamp / flashlight / torch with spare batteries
Personal medical supplies-do not forget band-aids, elastic bandage
Pocket knife
Sunscreen, sun bock, sun-tan lotion
Small daypack-25 liters
Rain jacket-poncho style to cover backpack
Water proof pant
First aid kit
Small towels
Sleeping bag to-15 c with inner sheet
A pair of gloves
Snow glasses and strap
Snow gaiters


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