EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Trip Facts

Starts FromKathmandu
Ends inKathmandu
Country Visited Nepal
Best Time Oct-Dec, Apr-May
Price (per person) $1,185
Single supplement $175
Internal airfare (per person) $365*

Tour Overview

Join Everest Base Camp Trek and discover the most popular trekking adventure of the world. Everest base camp trek allows us to trek along culturally rich Sherpa villages, visit ancient colorful monasteries, local school, hospitals, museums that gives us in deep insights into their local culture, traditions and lifestyle. We also discover alpine flora- fauna and witness the excellent panoramic views of world’s highest Himalayas which certainly would be a rewarding trip at Everest region of Nepal.

Our Everest Base Camp Trek begins after completion of our one day Kathmandu Sightseeing tour around UNESCO world heritage sites. During our initial days of Everest Base Camp Trek, we board short and scenic domestic mountain flight to Lukla airstrip from where our trekking activity begins. Making our way through culturally rich Sherpa villages, hills, alongside riverbank of Dudhkoshi river enjoying forest walks and glimpses of snow capped peaks, visiting ancient monasteries, we hike up to Kalapathhar viewpoint. Excellent views of Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks are being offered from Kalapathhar. We will then step at base camp of Everest, the most rewarding day of out trek; and we return Gorakshep, Lobuche and trek down towards Sherpa villages back to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

 

Best time to go for Everest base camp trek would be during the spring and autumn months when the weather is clear with less chances of rain. Weather conditions changes quite quickly at the mountains and you are recommended to plan couple of extra days in case of domestic flight cancellations in (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm) route. Everest base camp attracts adventure trekking enthusiast of all ages, however, we expect all trekkers possess good level of physical fitness with passion towards walking and exploring the foothills of Himalayas. Join Everest Base Camp Trek with experts from Himalayan Treasures and Travels. We ensure you will have adventurous cum delightful adventures at popular Everest region with everlasting memories.

 Private Journey|   Based on double occupancy   |   *Airfare subject to change

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport you will be met by our representative and transferred hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour

Start full day sightseeing after breakfast at hotel.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
First we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Durbar square classic tour takes you to the famous places has housed kings of different dynasties and temple-scape representing finest specimens of Hindu and Buddhist architectures.

Swayambhunath:
One of world’s most glorious, ancient, enigmatic and the holiest of Buddhist Chaityas dating back more than 2000 years is situated on a hillock. Swayambhunath, literally “the Self-Created or Existent”, is a mosaic of small stupas and pagoda temple contributed by and time by the succession of kings and noblemen. The main structure of is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sides on the base of the spire are the “All Seeing Eyes” of Lord Buddha.  The main features of Swayambhunath in brief are “The Five Buddhas.”

Bouddhanth:
This colossal and ancient Stupa, one of Nepal’s most unique monument and said to be the world biggest, attracts Nepalese pilgrimage of Tibetan stock from as far as Dolpo and Mugu as well as Tibet, Ladhak in India and Bhutan. Baudhanath Stupa with all seeing eyes of primordial Adi Buddha on all the four sides of the stupa is said to hold the remains of Kasyapa – the Buddha of the previous time.The Stupa 100 meters in diameter,  built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels by the Lichchivi King Mana Deva in the fifth century rises to 36 meters above the base including the spire, “all seeing eyes” and the pinnacle represent the stages of enlightenment, symbol of royalty, compassion, knowing and nirvana. There are many myths about the origins of the stupa.

Pashupatinath:
Just a small walk takes you the temple of lord Siva-Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb Newari architecture situated near the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Entrance to the temple precinct is permitted to the “Hindus Only”, however visitors can clearly see the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. Pashupati, literally, “Lord of the Animals” is the patron deity of Nepal and believed to have been unearthed by an obscure herdsman while one of his cattle was showering the earth with milk. Across the sacred river, above the array of decorated monuments is the “Slasmantak or Mrigasthali Ban (forest)” where legends have it that Lord Siva dwelled in a form of an antelope to evade the hordes of demigods.

Welcome Program
This evening we invite you on a special welcome program, a dinner with live Nepali cultural show at traditional restaurant.
Back to hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight in Kathmandu (B, D).

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu | 4,298' - Lukla | 9,318'

Trek to Phakding (8,701′). (2-3 hours)

Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on a slope and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters!

Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew. You will need to identify your luggage, which is to be made into loads, and then while you have lunch your crew will load these onto pack animals or get it ready for your team of porters. After lunch, trek for a few hours along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Phakding (B, L, D).

Day 4: Namche | 11,286'

The trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park. There is an entrance station just beyond the village where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected. Continue along the trail, crossing the Bhote Kosi River to begin the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar, the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail on the way to Everest!

Overnight in Namche (B, L, D).

Day 5: Namche - rest/acclimatization

You will explore the surrounding of Namche this day, Namche Bazar Rest and acclimatization. Namche is the famous picturesque Sherpa village and we have rest in the afternoon to enjoy walking round the village and visiting the Sherpa museum.

Overnight in Namche (B, L, D).

Day 6: Tenboche | 12,664'

Tengboche Monastery (12,664′) 5hrs walk. We walk with beautiful view under the soaring peaks of Thamserku and steadily descend to the Imja Khola and lunch at Phunki along a very pleasant trail. Here in Phunki, we see series of water driven prayer wheels. After lunch 2 hrs ascent will take us to Tengboche Monastery surely is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Overnight in Tengboche (B, L, D).

Day 7: Pheriche | 14,147'

Pheriche (14,147′) 5 hrs walk. We move forward up to Imja Khola valley (12,795′) and lunch. After lunch we visit the Monastery and look at the Yeti scalp. We again move to the summer village of Pheriche. Superb scenery at all time.

Overnight in Pheriche (B, L, D).

Day 8: Lobuche | 16,142'

Lobuche 4 hrs walk. We move up a small ridge and contour around the base of Khumbu Glacier and lunch at Dhugla (15,091′). After lunch, we take a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We continue again along the moraine and camp at the foot off the Lobuche Ice Fall (16,175′).

Overnight in Lobuche (B, L, D).

Day 9: Gorakshep | 16, 864'

The actual distance is not so far for this day but we wake up in the early morning and move forward to Gorek Sherpa where we take a rest.

Overnight Gorakshep (B, L, D).

Day 10: Hike up to Kalapatthar |18,192' & Everest Base Camp (17,060'), Back to Lobuche (5hrs)

This day, we climb Kala Patthar and visit the Everest Base Camp. From Gorakshep, we have a steep ascent up to the top of the Kala Patthar top. The actual distance is not so far but we take it very slowly to make up for the altitude. This top (18,192′) is a hard pull but the view from the top surpasses anything you can imagine. All around us flows, huge glaciers and the creaking of the mobile glacier ice only disturbs the silence of these altitudes. The mountains of Pumori (23,442′), Lingtren (21,972′) and Khumbutse (21,729′) separate us from Tibet and just over the Lho La pass we see the huge rock of Changtse (25,427′) in Tibet itself. But Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest the queen of them all towers over everyone. This is the roof of the world. The Everest Base Camp is a short trek down. We return to Lobuche for overnight stay.

Overnight in Lobuche (B, L, D).

Day 11: Pheriche (4hrs)

Follow the main Khumbu Valley down to Pheriche, site of the Himalayan Rescue Association’s Trekkers’ Aid Post.

Overnight in Pheriche (B, L, D).

Day 12: Tengboche (5hrs)

Easy walk along the Imja Khola with a visit to the gompa at Pangboche, then a short climb up to the Tengboche Monastery.

Overnight in Tengboche (B, L, D).

Day 13: Namche | 4 hrs

The trail descends steeply towards Pungki Thanka and another steep climb to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche (B, L, D).

Day 14: Lukla | 6 hrs

Down along the gorge of the Dudh Kosi and trek further up to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing!

Overnight in Lukla (B, L, D).

Day 15: Fly Lukla - Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the diverse restaurants, chaotic markets for shopping and relaxing.

Overnight in Kathmandu (B, L, D).

Day 16: Fly back

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your homeward flight (B).

DayCityHotels
1-2KathmanduThamel Eco Resort
3-14On trekLodges
15KathmanduThamel Eco Resort
  • – All ground transfers by private vehicle as per our itinerary.

    – x3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing)

    – Daily breakfast

    – Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (including all entrance fees)

    – Accommodation at lodges/Tea-House during trekking

    – Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek

    – Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park entrance Fee

    – Guide, porters and their daily wages, insurance

    Complimentary:

    – Welcome dinner with live Nepalese Cultural Program

    – Duffel bag on trek

  • – Personal expenses like bar bill, laundry, telephone etc.

    – Travel insurance and medical expenses.

    – Meals (lunch / dinner) while staying at hotels

    – Extra charges incurred due to natural events like landslides, earthquake etc.