Everest Base Camp Trekking 18 Days
Everest Base Camp Trekking has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. On of the most famous Sherpa community and the highest peak in the world. Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is most likely the well-known hiking trip in the world the main component at this trek is likely to be a long, high altitude trekking adventure might requires physical and mental strength. This region the renowned famous Tengboche monastery is a common gathering place to celebrate religious festivals. The view from Tengboche Monastery seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing.
Everest Base Camp Trekking ! a very well known mountain trek follows the Dudh Kosi river which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that is a junction for trekkers. Everest Base Camp Trekking is planned to fulfill the dreams of many people of experience the historic route to the base of the world's highest mountain.
Our carefully tailor-made itinerary provides an excellent opportunity to get Everest Base Camp Trekking and a non-technical climb of Kalapatter (5545m) for constant views of Mt. Everest as well as other many peaks. This trek continues to see amazing mountain views, lush forests and opportunities to learn about the Sherpa culture and religion.
Arrival in Kathmandu: 15 -20 Minutes drive. AIT representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your Kathmandu hotel. After having formal introduction, you are being served with welcome drink at the hotel. They will give you helpful tips for your time in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Kathmandu sight-seeing tour & Trekking preparation. Today after breakfast we will start a guided tour to several major historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. After completed city tour In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Adventure International Trekking briefs you regarding your trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming trekking.
Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding:35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours hike. Early morning transfer you to Tribhuvan Airport by a Twin Otter flight to Lukla together with your Guide and Our other AIT,s trekking crew at Lukla will receive you. After final preparations, the trekking starts passing Chaurikharka village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530 meters). The trail follows the precise edge of the Dudhkosi river until reach at Phakding. This first day is short for acclimatization reasons.
Phakding to Namche Bazzar: 5-6 hours. Follow the Bhote Koshi through forest and pasture land, along a valley dotted with small Sherpa settlements. Cross the Bhote Koshi and climb steeply along switch-backing trail to large Sherpa village, views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhoste (8,511m) come into sight. This prosperous town is the largest in Khumbu. A traditional trading center, the Bazaar is held every Saturday. The goods on display are available. Thamserku (6,648m) and Kwangde RI (6,224m) become visible to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village.O'N stay at Namche Bazzar (3440 m)
Namche Bazzar Acclimatize Hiking around Khumjung: 2-3 hours. Place less visited. After having lunch visit viewpoint for a panoramic view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Have a lunch on top of this panoramic view. Afternoon visit the Khumjung Monastery with the Yeti scoll and Sunsets over Himalaya can be unforgettable. Over night At at Namche Bazzar
Namche Bazzar-Tengboche: 4-5 hours. Start gratually up and flat trails & slightly decending to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. Then a steep ascend will bring you to the famous Tengboche Gompa via many rhododendron forest and watching many Wild Goats (THARS)will be scrolled the hills in the background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks.
Tengboche-Dingboche: 3-4 hours. Today your journey is a slightly descent through lush forest, before the gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m). Continue ascending around afternoon through alpine meadows and yak herds, eventually reaching Dingboche
Dingboche: An acclimatization day at Dingboche. There is a couple of side-trip planned from Dingboche, or you can rest. The side trip will wind up the valley to Chhukung for sensational views.
Dingboche-Duglha: 3-4 hours. Today is a climb to Duglha (4,620m) where we will stay overnight to complete acclimatization. From here there are stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse (6,440m).
Duglha - Lubuche: 3-4 hours . The trail goes from Duglha directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lubuche (4,930m). By this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder night.
Lubuche-Gorak Shep: 2-4 hours. The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep. It takes a couple of hours to walk up to the famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock) at 5,545m this small peak offers the best sun set views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam. Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,160m).
Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Lubuche: 8-9 hours. This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continuing the trek we'll return to Lobuje (4930m/12894ft) for overnight.
Lubuche-Pangboche: 5-6 hours. The trek retraces halfway back and lunch at Pheriche. Finally the trek ends at Pangboche (3,860m), which lies on the bank of Imja Khola.O/N Lodge at Pangboche.
Pangboche- Namche Bazaar: 6-7 hours. Now the trail retraces the same way back, stopping at Tengboche. During the November-December full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with much singing and dancing. Over night in Namche Bazaar (3,420m).
Namche Bazaar- Phakding: 4-5 hours. Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m).
Phakding-Lukla: 3-4 hours. And finally today the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m). On arrival in Lukla you will have a time to relax.
Lukla- Kathmandu: 35 minutes. After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you'll transfer to your hotel. Finally there'll be an evening celebration dinner together.
Departure: You could catch up on some last minute shopping, Internate to your friends and family before departure to Airport or onwards to your next destination.
What is Included in the Cost
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up/drop by private car/van
- 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with Tour guide, and transport by private car / van.
- Trekking permit
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card
- Full board meals during the trekking (meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu round trip flight fare
- Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking
- Seasonal fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc
- An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
- Adventure International trekking duffle bag if necessary
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Trekking porters carry all personal gear and group equipment (1 porter for 2 person basis)
- Staffs Food, accommodation, salary, equipments, proper Insurance for all trekking staff including porter
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Culture Dinner in Kathmandu
What is Excluded in the Cost
- Meals in Kathmandu Aprox US $ 10- US$ 12 per day
- Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepals Airport in Kathmandu)
- International/Domestic Airfare and Airport Tax, sightseeing entry fee
- Any kind of Alcoholic and cold drinks, hot water
- Dessert, chocolates, personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Tips and Gratitude (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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