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Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days

  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 days
trekking to everest base camp

Best trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest.

  • Trip Highlights:

    • Ascend to Everest Base Camp with our experienced team of guides, crew and porters
    • Climb Kala Patthar(5545 m) for unrivaled views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and surrounding peaks
    • Acclimatize safely on a well-paced trek
    • Experience the wonder of Thyangboche monastery beneath the shadow of Ama Dablam
    • Breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla
    • Immerse yourself in the Sherpa lifestyle , culture and tradition

    You take an early morning flight to Lukla. After a short break trek to Phakding and enter into the home of the Sherpa community perched in the nook and corner of the valleys known as Khumbu. After Phakding the trail gradually climbs to Jorsale and climb the steep but gradual trail to Namche Bazar. Spend two nights in Namche Bazaar. While at Namche Bazar visit the villages at Thame (12,500ft/3811m) and Khumjung. Thame village was the original home of the famous climber Tenzing Norgay who reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time in human history with Sir Edmund Hillary. The extra days at Namche allow you to acclimatize in the increasingly thin air as you go up higher. After Namche Bazar, the trail drops down to the Dudh Koshi River. Cross the small hamlet at Punki Thanka and climb the steep trail that becomes gradual as you reach Thayngboche monastery. The trail from Thyangboche to the summer settlement of Dingboche is quite easy. The next day walk down Chukung valley; this is another easy day for acclimatization. Explore the area. There are several high viewpoints to see a panoramic view of the high mountain including the icefall at Amphulapcha. The base camp of Island peak is very close to Chukung village. It is one of the most popular trekking peaks.

    There are another two nights at Dingboche (14,100 ft/ 4300 m). This extra day provides sufficient time to acclimatize your body. Lobouje is your second last stop on the way to Kalapattar and the base camp of Mt. Everest. Depending upon weather and your physical condition you stop at Gorakshep (17,344 ft/5,288 m) for an overnight stay or go direct to climb Kalapattar (18,187 ft/ 5288m) to see them close up a stunning view of Mt.Everest. If you are energetic and feel good take the time to visit the base camp of Mt. Everest.

    The high point in this trek is the majestic view of Mt.Everest and surrounding lofty Himalayan peaks in the backdrop of deep blue sky. The grandeur of nature that you see would be one of the most memorable times in your life. After completion of your journey, you follow the same trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with a flight to Kathmandu.

    NOTE: For more information about the trek.
    • Trek schedule:

      Above itinerary and schedule is a guideline only. It may change due to physical condition, weather, logistics and other ground condition. Additional expenses due to such changes should be paid directly.

    • Accommodation during the trek:

      In the lodge to lodge trek accommodation are simple. Most rooms have a double bed without an attached toilet and heating facility. Most of the lodges have common bathrooms. In places like Gorakshep and Lobuje where rooms are limited in peak tourist season, you may have to do with a dormitory. The Standard of accommodation varies from place to place.

    • Meals:

      Meals are served in the attached restaurant; it is the common area for the residents.The quality and standard of the meals also vary from place to place and from lodge to lodge. Most lodges serve simple, hot and hygienic meals. The guaranteed meals are local staple dal bhat (lentil and rice) and noodle soup. Coffee and tea are available. The food menu is long and there are varieties but it is difficult to predict if all meals can be prepared as expected. Like yak, stead is usually are buff (meat from water buffalo) steak. In a group it is best to order food in advance; your trek guide will coordinate. It is best to limit your meal order to a couple of items so it can be prepared at the same time for all.

    • About the flight to and from Lukla:

      The flight is subject to delay due to weather and technical condition. In such a situation, we adjust the schedule so you can complete the trek. It is also possible to use a small 5 seat helicopter. The use of a helicopter cost an additional US$350 per person for each way. The other alternative airport is Ramechap. This airport is about an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu. In this case, you have to stay overnight at Ramechap to take an early morning flight to Lukla or vice versa. If a non-scheduled flight can be managed to Ramechap you fly direct to Ramechap and take a helicopter flight on the same day to Lukla or the nearest trek starting point. In such a situation, you may arrive trek start point late in the afternoon.

    • Refund of unused service:

      There is no refund for any unused service once the program begins. If you return early irrespective of any condition cost of extra hotel accommodation besides what is included in the cost is to be paid directly before departure.

    • Delay:

      If the trip is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances and condition beyond our control the cost incurred during the delay is not included.

    • Single Supplement:

      Request for a single supplement is subject to confirmation by the respective hotel. In the trek, it is difficult to accommodate a single supplement due to constraint in the available room during peak season.

    • Tipping:

      It has become customary to expect tips by the trek staffs and porters. The trip leader or trek guide gives a guideline to the member who wishes to contribute to a group tip for local trek staffs and porters at the end of the trek. It is voluntary but somehow expected. Trek staffs and porters look forward to working on the trek with the expectation of tips. Actually, they play a major role in the success of your trek despite the difficult condition. It is an important act as you are directly helping them and their families. Normally tips for a lead guide is US$15 -$20 per day and assistant guides or sherpas US$10 – $15 per staff per day. For porter, it is US$5 to $10 per porter per day. On hard and strenuous treks you allow a proportionately higher amount depending upon the condition.

    • Physical fitness:

      Trekking in Nepal is for physically fit and active people in good health. Because all the treks in the mountain go up and down the hill several times a day. The elevation rises as you move to your ultimate destination. If you enjoy walking and not fussy about comfort than any trek in Nepal is good for you.

    If you want to prepare for your dream holiday in Nepal especially this Everest Base camp trek, here is the link that gives you preparation and equipment and clothing list, please click Pre-trek information

    This is the trip review from our clients who were 30 people from United Kingdom.

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Hotel accommodation (BB)

    On the last hour of your flight to Kathmandu you already have a beautiful view of the Himalayas, at least in good weather! You fly over wooded ridges and rice fields into the Kathmandu Valley. You land at Kathmandu airport and an hour later you find yourself in the middle of the busy chaos of the Nepalese capital. Check-in at your hotel.

    Day 02: In Kathmandu - Free day on your own. Hotel accommodation (BB)

    This is a free day. You may take a city sightseeing tour in the morning. Please book in advance. In the afternoon you may do last minute shopping or rent trekking equipment. There will be a trek briefing in the evening at the hotel. You are introduced with your trek guide and the actual departure time will be given to you. There will be a short talk about the trek, altitude sickness and other logistics of the trek. If you have any last-minute question you can ask in this talk program.

    Day 03: Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (8603 ft/2623 m) - Guest House lodge

    All flights to Lukla are in the morning between 7 to 10 am. Take early breakfast. We provide pickup transfer to the domestic terminal of the TIA airport. Twin otter aircraft are considered suitable for landing at the STOL airstrip at Lukla (9184 ft/2800 m). You find the landing a very exciting experience.

    As soon as the flight takes off you get to see a long stretched gleaming Himalayan range towards the northern horizon. It is a spectacular mountain flight in the world. You get to see the Himalayan range from such a close range.

    Our trek staff and porters will meet you upon landing at a small Lukla airport. The staffs and porters will be with you for the duration of the trek. During a short break, your guide and porters organize to carry your baggage. Trek to Phakding. Stay overnight in Phakding (3-hour walk)

    Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (11,300 ft/ 34450 m) - Guest house lodge

    After three hours of following the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, you come to a spectacular suspension bridge, which marks the start of the climb up to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill view of Everest (29,028’/8,850m) and Lhotse (27,916/8,511m) come into sight. Namche bazaar is the most prosperous and largest village (now a town) in the Khumbu valley. It was a traditional trading centre between Tibet and Khumbu. A market is held every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. (6-hour walk)

    Thamserku (21,806 ft/ 6,648 m) and Kwangde (20,417 ft/6,224 m) loom in the east and west of Namche. The Khumbila (18,729 ft/5,707m) peak dominates the skyline to the north – behind Namche. Khumbila is considered a sacred mountain by the inhabitants of Namche and the entire villagers of Khumbu valley.

    Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche - Guest house lodge

    On this day visit Syangboche, Khunde (12,700 ft/3871 m) and Khumjung (12,430 ft/3789 m) villages. You have an option to do all three or two villages. These villages are closer to Namche. From Syangboche you get to see a close-up view of Amadablam. You may visit the Hotel Everest View that was built in 1971. It is a luxury hotel. You may stop for tea or refreshment and pay directly. At Khunde there is a hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary. It is run by the Himalayan Foundation established by Sir Edmund Hillary. In Khumjung monastery, there is a relic said to be the skull of Yeti, the legendary ‘abominable snowman.’ It is an anecdotal creature said to exist in the Himalayas like Scottish Loch Ness. There is also a school run by the foundation. Khunde and Khumjung are very neat Sherpa villages. Return back to Namche before dusk. (4-hour walk)

    Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche (12,670 ft /3863 m)-Guesthouse lodge

    From Namche, you climb up to the ridge. Before descending you get to see another view of Mt. Everest flanked by Lhotse and Nuptse as well as Ama Dablam (21, 9641/6,696m) and Kangtaiga (22,235’/6,779m); two of the spectacular peaks in Nepal. The trail from the ridge descends to the Dudh Koshi river. Cross the river at Phungithanga (10,665 ft/ 3251m) and climb the short and steep trail to Thyangboche Monastery through rhododendron forest. The climb becomes gradual as the trail follows the side of the hill to the saddle at the top of the hill where Thyangboche Monastery is located. Even though the new monastery was built after the old one was burned down it is one of the magnificent sites in the world. The view is dominated by Ama Dablam, Kangtaiga and the entire massif of Everest – Lhotse and Nuptse. (6-hour walk)

    Day 7: Dingboche (14,472 ft/4,412 m) - Guesthouse lodge

    From Thyangboche you descend gradually through rhododendron forest to cross Imja Khola (river). After crossing the river climb gradually the uphill trail to Pangboche (12,792 ft/ 3,900 m). There is an interesting Gompa above the main village. At this point, you are at a spectacular viewpoint. Stop at Pangboche to visit the monastery and take lunch. In the afternoon you continue to walk the trail to the summer settlement of Dingboche (14,300 ft/4,360 m). For acclimatization, Dingboche is better located than Pheriche where there is a Himalayan Rescue Aid Post. (5-hour walk)

    Day 08: Dingboche (14,472 ft/4,412 m) Rest and acclimatization day - Guesthouse Lodge

    The rest and acclimatization day gives you time to explore Chukung valley or climb small hills to get better views of the surrounding peaks. You have the option to climb small hills or go to places near Chukung village. This extra day also helps your body to properly acclimatize to the thin air as you move higher elevation.

    It is an easy day to walk to Chukung (15,514 ft/4,730 m) – 2 hour. The route gradually ascends to the few scattered stone huts that make up the settlement. As you walk towards the valley you get to see ever-changing views of the beautiful Ama Dablam peak. To the north, you find the view of the massive walls of the Nuptse ridge and south face of Lhotse. In the east, there is a high ice wall of Amphulapcha. Return back to Dingboche. (3-4 hour walk)

    Day 09: Lobouje (16,105 ft/4,910 m) - Guest house lodge

    Climb the ridge and contour around the base of the Khumbu glacier. The trail past by Pheriche Walk to Thugla (Dhugla) situated at (15,088 ft/4,600 m). You get to great views of Cholatse (21,129 ft/6,442 m) across the valley. After lunch, you make a short and steep climb to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From this point, you get a stunning view. Continue to traverse along the west lateral moraine of the glacier. The landscape change to stark and rugged beauty. Stop at Lobuche for an overnight stay. There are a couple of lodges tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak (20,192 ft/6,156m). Tawache and Nuptse look spectacular from Lobuche. A tower located almost 2 km directly overhead. (5-hour walk)

    Day 10: Kalapattar (18,187 ft/ 5,545 m) & to Gorakshep (17,344 ft/5,288 m) - Guesthouse lodge

    Walk slowly at your own pace as you continue to gain elevation. The trail along the north bank of Khumbu glacial moraine has a long field with a boulder. Stop at Gorakshep for lunch and climb gradually to the summit of Kalapattar. At the summit, you get to see a panoramic 180-degree view of the entire range of Mt. Everest. You can also see Everest Base Camp is just down on the other side. The view from this height is very impressive. It is more than you can imagine.

    Huge ice glacier flows all around. You can see Pumori (2,435 ft/7145 m), Lingtren (21,966 ft/6697 m) and Khumbatse (21,723 ft/6623 m) peaks separates you from Tibet that lies just over the Lho La pass. You can see the huge rock of Changtse (24,764 ft/ 7550 m) peak in Tibet. Of all the peaks the tall majestic Mt. Everest (29,021 ft/ 8848 m) stands there taller than anything there. It gives an imposing view. This is the roof of the world. Return back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop. (5 to 6 hours walk)

    Day 11: Visit Everest Base Camp and return to Lobouje (16,105 ft/4,910 m) - Guesthouse lodge

    From Gorakshep, there is a short steep descent trail down the lateral moraine to the Khumbu glacier. Once you are on the glacier the route meanders through the ice buffs that follow a well-worn trail laid down by the yaks. Yaks are used by local people to supply food and climbing materials to the base camp. The traverse is about four hours to reach the base camp situated at the elevation of (17,580 ft/5,360 m). From the base camp, you get to see Khumbu Ice Fall. This is the route through which all climbers have to pass to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. It is the treacherous and most difficult part of the route to the summit. You retrace the trail back to Lobuche. (6-7 hour walk)

    Day 12: Thyangboche - Guest house lodge

    Descend the same trail from Lobouje. Pass through Pheriche and gradually climb the trail through a different part of Pangboche. Follow the uphill trail back to Thyangboche. ( 5-6 hour walk)

    Day 13: Monjo - Guest house lodge

    Descend to Imja Khola (river), cross the river at Phunkitnka (1.5 hour) and climb to Namche Bazar (2.5 hour). After lunch descends to the warmer climate of the Dudh Koshi river. Walk a short distance down the valley to Jorsale and to Monjo – 2 ½ hour. (5-hour walk)

    Day 14: Lukla - Guest house lodge

    Descend to the warmer climate of Dudh Koshi River. Walk a short distance down the valley to Jorsale (2-hours). The route continues down Dudh Koshi river valley through the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Phakding, Chaurikharka and climbs a long trail for about 3-hours to reach Lukla. (5-hour walk)

    Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation (BB)

    After breakfast take your flight to Kathmandu. The flights are scheduled for early morning between 7 to 11 am. In late autumn normally in the early morning visibility is low at the airport in Kathmandu and in Lukla later in the morning there is a chance of high wind.

    The flight take-off is as spectacular as the landing. The plane roars down the 1800 foot airstrip and as it approaches the edge that has a sharp drop the flight takes sharp upward to gain altitude. Once in the air, you get the panoramic view all the way to Langtang. The flight duration is 40 minutes. Upon arrival at Kathmandu TIA domestic airport, our representative will meet you and provide a transfer to your hotel. You have a free full day in Kathmandu to shop, relax, take a sauna or simply wander around.

    Day 16: In Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation (BB)
    This is an extra day in case of flight delay due to weather or technical condition.
    Day 17: In Kathmandu - Hotel accommodation (BB)

    Full day sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur. You will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide. This extra day in Kathmandu is always useful for contingency due to flight to and from Lukla.

    Day 18: Depart from Kathmandu

    Our representative will bid farewell with Khata (special honour- scarf). He will provide a transfer to the airport.

  • COST-Private Trip: Net per person in US$

    Group Paying:
    • 1 pax US$ 1900
    • 2 pax US$ 1599
    • 3-5 pax    US$ 1520
    • 6-9 pax    US$ 1485
    • 10-15pax   US$ 1440
    • SGL Supp: US$ 150

    Cost Includes:

    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and normal standard accommodation in lodges during the trek ( 13 days lodge trek)
    • Service of trek guide and Sherpa assistant above 6 persons in a group
    • Porters to carry personal baggage (14 kg per person)
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
    • Scheduled Airfare:  Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • National park entrance permit and trekking permit (TIMS)
    • Arrival and departure transfers.
    • Sightseeing according to the program
    • Hotel accommodation using 2 star category in Kathmandu on BB as per program ( 5 nights double sharing)

    Cost Escludes:

    • Personal warm clothing, down jacket, boots (walking shoes) and sleeping bag
    • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Emergency evacuation and medical expense
    • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips
    • Use of unscheduled flight, helicopter (sharing US$340 per person) and rescue flights
    • Medical and emergency rescue and evacuation expenses
    • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program.
    • Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies
    • Any other services that are not specifically mentioned in the program

    *Government fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date
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    Trip Price

    $ 1520

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    • Grade : Moderate
    • Max Altitude : 5545 meters
    • Best Time : Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September - November)
    • Mode of Trip : Fly - Lodge trek
    • Tour Begins at : Lukla
    • Trip Days : 18 days
    • Trek Duration : 12 days