Everest Base Camp Trekking - 17 Days

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Everest Base Camp trek is very popular trek in Nepal due to the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest is standing on it. The trek has number of stunning attractions, the trek gets you right into the high altitude heart of the high Himalaya, unique Sherpa villages and old age gompas(monasteries). Interaction with local Sherpa people of this Everest(Solu Khumbu) region make trekking more joyful.

This trek can be started from Shivalaya or Jiri or from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek. Fly to Lukla and starting a trek is popular trekking route than the driving to Jiri from Kathmandu and starting trek from there. If you have time, one way to beat the crowds is to walk in from Shivalaya or Jiri and fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu also. While you will on trek be sure to schedule acclimatization days at Namche and Pheriche to avoid altitude sickness.

The trek reaches a high point of 5545m Kalapathar, a small peak offering superb views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas. You can schedule your trekking plan yourself considering your time available. You will visit Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung and Tengboche Monastery during your trek. You will encounter with panoramic views of Ama Dabla, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and beautiful Gokyo lake and Gokyo valley.

Overview

Everest Base Camp trek is very popular trek in Nepal due to the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest is standing on it. The trek has number of stunning attractions, the trek gets you right into the high altitude heart of the high Himalaya, unique Sherpa villages and old age gompas(monasteries). Interaction with local Sherpa people of this Everest(Solu Khumbu) region make trekking more joyful.

This trek can be started from Shivalaya or Jiri or from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek. Fly to Lukla and starting a trek is popular trekking route than the driving to Jiri from Kathmandu and starting trek from there. If you have time, one way to beat the crowds is to walk in from Shivalaya or Jiri and fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu also. While you will on trek be sure to schedule acclimatization days at Namche and Pheriche to avoid altitude sickness.

The trek reaches a high point of 5545m Kalapathar, a small peak offering superb views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas. You can schedule your trekking plan yourself considering your time available. You will visit Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung and Tengboche Monastery during your trek. You will encounter with panoramic views of Ama Dabla, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and beautiful Gokyo lake and Gokyo valley.

Everest Base Camp Highlights

  • Stand at the base of Mt Everest in awe of its majesty and size. Witness the sun setting over Everest from Kalapatthar, known as the Everest viewpoint. Fly into the high altitude Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla, an experience in itself. Visit Sherpa villages with their Tibetan like peoples and yak herders. Stay in Namche Bazaar, the starting point for all Everest expeditions. Visit Tengboche Monastery with its strong spiritual connection and the surrounding panorama of mountains –what views! Be stunned by the chilling beauty of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls. Use the essential acclimatization days to learn something of the lifestyle of the Sherpas. Pass through Sagarmatha National Park with its unique flora and fauna. Follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and many other famous mountaineers. Simply absorb the atmosphere of the Khumbu Valley and recognise the power of ‘Goddess Mother of Mountains’ (English translation of Chomolungma, Tibetan for Everest)
Day 1
Day 01 : / Arrival in Kathmandu

Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Day 2
Day 02 : / Sight-seeing of Kathmandu

Full days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.

Day 3
Flight from KTM to LUKLA

You will have a 35minute scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will encounter breathtaking scenario of the beautiful mountains covered with snow. After your arrival in Lukla airport you will have short indroduction session with the rest of the team members have lunch there and then move to Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.

Day 4
PHAKDING TO NAMCHE (3,440m)

Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes through a waterfall.We will pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs throughout the day. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).

Day 5
ACCLIMATIZATION IN NAMCHE

Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.Namche Bazaar is also known as Sherpa capital. It has internet cafes, banks,shops etc. overall it is a major financial hub for the people of Khumbu region. Our overnight stay will be in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6
NAMCHE TO TENGBOCHE (3,867m)

After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche; the largest in Khumbu region. The monastery holds a religious belif and known for tranquility. Our overnight stay will be in Tengboche.

Day 7
TENGBOCHE TO PHERICHE

Beyond Tengboche the altitude really starts to tell. The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa here is worth visiting. Then the trail start climbs to Pheriche 4240m. Where there is a medical facility, which gives lectures everyday on Altitude Sickness.

Day 8
PHERICHE ACCILIMATIZATION

Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, you can make a day trip to Nangkartshang Gompa or up the hil to look down onto Dingboche,Both of the walks offers you with good views.

Day 9
PHERICHE TO LOBUCHE

The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m,From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently sloping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche at 4930m.

Day 10
LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP

The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakshep. Stop for lunch then climb Kalapatthar to get the best views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the evening.

Day 11
GORAKSHEP to EVEREST BASE CAMP back to LOBUCHE

We will wake up early in the morning have our breakfast and after then we walk to Everest Base Camp, we will visit the area spend some time there capturing the moment for lifetime and then we will trek down to Lobuche.

Day 12
LOBUCHE TO DINGBOCHE

Today we will be moving down towards Dingboche from Lobuche. On our trial we will move downwards through Khumbu glacier moraine viewing the several great peaks gaining an altitude as we begin to descend. Dingboche is a Sherpa village. You can see Imja River flowing at the east of the village and a helicopter landing pad at the west of the river.There we can find different lodges and tea houses. Staying overnight in Dingboche makes an interesting accommodation alternative.

Day 13
DINGBOCHE TO TENGBOCHE

We will wake up early in the morning and will be moving towards Tengboche from Dingboche. We will walk down through lush of green forest of rhododendron and pine trees along with the mesmerizing and pleasents sounds of birds singing. On our journey we will have the spectacular views of the terraced farmlands and alluring nature of the area. We will have our overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 14
TENGBOCHE TO NAMCHE

Today we will wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner then descend through the same trial that we used climbing up to Tengboche from Namche. After a few hours trial we will reach to Namche Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.

Day 15
NAMCHE TO LUKLA

Today will be our last day in Mountains.We will be moving towards Lukla from where we started our journey. We will pass several villages and bidding goodbyes to the locals. We will have our overnight stay in Lukla remembering all those wonderful moments and bittersweet experiences of our journey.This last overnight stay in the Himalayas will be something different as you have accomplished the most adventurous journey of your life time.

Day 16
Flight from Lukla - KTM, transfer to hotel final departure.

Today we will witness the mountains for the last 35 minutes during our flight and fly back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will take you to the hotel. and rest overnight in hotel optional farewell dinner with crew

Day 17
Final Departure To Home Or Extend Trip

Today will be your last day in Nepal. Our representatives will drop you to the airport some hours before your flight for your final departure from Nepal. or you can Extend your trip To Pokhara, Chitwan or any destination as you prefer

Cost Includes

  • Pick up from airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Buffest breakfast
  • Welcome or farewell dinners (depend up to your arrival and departure time)
  • Kathmandu Lukla kathmandu domestic flight ticket with all applicable taxes and departure tax with 15KG luggage.
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight ticket for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages ,salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek
  • Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges
  • Three times a cup of tea or coffee during the trek
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek on twin sharing basic (will provide single bedroom where ever available if you traveling solo travelers)
  • Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff
  • Sagarmatha National Park (Everest national park )Permit Fee
  • TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects
  • Medical and health insurance for local crew members
  • All government and local taxes (25% income tax and 13% Vat )
  • Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu Excess baggage charges( 15kg allowed ok Kathmandu Lukla flight ) 1kg = $1 USD
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC
  • Personal travel and medical insurance and medicine if you using any regular medicine
  • Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue
  • Tips for guides and porters

Everest Trekking FAQ

1. What is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Everest base camp trekking is the one of the most popular treks in the world. Each year thousands of tourist visit Nepal for Everest base camp trekking. Everest Base Camp trekking is trekking to the base camp of world’s highest summit Mt.Everest. This trek was set off for the first time by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. It is one of the most beautiful and famous journey of Nepal.

Where does Everest Base Camp lies?

Everest Base cam lies in SoluKhumbu region of Nepal. Along with Mt.Everest the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park also lies there. This district is also known for unique Sherpa cultures. It has 8 municipalities where 1 is urban and other 7 are rural. Different caste groups such as Bhramin, Chhetries, Sherpa’s can be found in this region.


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Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

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The following visa fees have come into effect from 17 July 2019 (as per the Nepal Government’s decision made on 26 May 2019. Source: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/post/notice-regarding-visa-fee-updates):

VISA FEE DETAILS

Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Previous Visa Fee

Changed Visa Fee that has been in effect from 17 July 2019

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 25

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 40

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

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USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

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USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

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Additional USD 25

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USD 15 per Month

Dependants of the students receiving waiver on visa fee as per MoU between Universities

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USD 50 per Month

 

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Foreigners with Nepalese Origin

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USD 10 per Month

Journalists and their dependants

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USD 15 per Month

Foreigners working in offices or project directly affiliated with GoN and their dependants

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USD 30 per Month

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USD 15 per Month

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USD 50 per Month

Other foreigners working in Nepal

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USD 75 per Month

 

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Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for duration less than a year)

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USD 20 per Month

Foreigner and their dependants having an investment more than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year)

USD 100 per Year

USD 200 per Year

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USD 500

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USD 35 per Month

Foreigner and their dependants having an investment equal to or less than NRs 100 million (Multiple Entry Visa for a year)

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New Visa with Multiple Entry facility

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USD 500

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  2. Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  3. Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  4. Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

 

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Trip Facts

  • 1 -12 people
  • Kathmandu Lukla flight, Private vehicle
  • 5545m
  • 2
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