Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

RK
Apr 23, 2019 - Jun 14, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25
Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days


Apr 23, 2019 - Jun 14, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

  

This world famous trek takes us up to Everest Base Camp after  passing through Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tyangboche and the whole of  Solukhumbu, which is nestled beneath Mount Everest and the majestic Ama  Dablam (6812). The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure  treks for excitement-seekers. 

The Khumbu region, commonly known as the Everest Region, is the home  of Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world.  Though, it  is also home to the Sherpa ethnic group, famous for their remarkable  hospitality and their cclimbing capabilities.  The famed Sherpa people,  whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, and monuments  of Tibetan Buddhism (prayer flags, mani walls, etc.) add much charm to  the trail.  The allure of trekking in the Khumbu area does not come  only from trekking and expeditions, but also from Sherpa culture. You  will enjoy learning a lot about Sherpa culture while visiting this  region.

The trek begins with a hike from Jiri to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is  the best option for visitors who have limited time. It is best to book  your flight with a few days of leeway, as flights to and from Lukla can  often be delayed depending on weather conditions. However, helicopter  services and chartered flights are also available as per your request.

The vegetation at lower levels is dominated by silver fir, birch,  rhododendron and juniper trees; at around 4500m the forest gives way to  juniper, rhododendron, and other shrubs. The park contains a variety of  mammals: the Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the  Himalayan black bear are all native to the park. The renowned Tengboche  and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious  festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rimdu. In addition to Tengboche,  Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries that you  will come across on your travails in this region.

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

 On the 1st day you will be transferred from Tribhuvan International  Airport, Kathmandu to the hotel where we will brief you with the  detailed itinerary. Overnight stay in a guest house. 

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu

 Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including  Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. We can also visit  Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, built in 2000 years old.   Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you  will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the  necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Luka -Phagding

 After a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek  to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding,  which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a  view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in  Phakding (2652 m). 

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

 Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and  other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be  passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests.  Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop  to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their  first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848  m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the  beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more  spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of  the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche

 Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It  is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to  Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can  see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the  culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)

 From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where we might  see the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m,  surrounded by  Rhododendrons. We are offered an incredible panorama view  of Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m)  Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m) . We will then  visit the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the  largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tented camp. 

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4360)

 In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the  monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse  Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the  river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and  prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best  view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the  beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect  Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful  from  Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche

 On the 8th day you will be climbing a bit and then descending, in order  to acclimatize. You can go for a short walk of 400 meters, ascending  Nangkartshang Gompa in the north of the range, Dingboche from  Nangkartshang which offers good scenic view.  To see Makalau (8463 m),  alternatively, you can follow an epic trail along the Imja Khola to  Chhukung which may be longer walk taking 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at a  guesthouse. 

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

 On the 9th day we will continue our trip through the Alpine region from  Dingboche and concluding in Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to  cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch  the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori.  Overnight in tented camp. 

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5170m

 In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the  narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross  the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as  Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the  base camp of Everest and explore the area  famous for the many climbing  expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an  opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers  of this  famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek  back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a tented camp. 

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar to pheriche

 We will leave early tomorrow morning on the 11th day and the weather is  also bright and clear most of the time which helps when climbing Kala  Patthar.  Today is one of the highlights of the trip, You will be  rewarded with viewing a 360 degrees panoramic view of Mount Everest and  surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast  which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the  night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar

 We will walk along the hillside covered with Rhododendrons and junipers.  If it is spring, you will be enchanted with pink and red rhododendron  flowers around you. Before Tengboche the trail drops to Phunki Thanga,  which passes through pine forests with an opportunity to see wildlife  such as Mountain Goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. At last you  will reach Namche for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 13: Back to Lukla (2850 meters)

 Today, the trail descends steeply down before crossing the suspension  bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail becomes more  flat. We pass forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees along with the view  of the snow peaks in the distance before reaching Phakding.  After  taking lunch you will be continuing the trek to Lukla. The last night  with this crew trek will be memorable. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu

 On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial  part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to  Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the  hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the  afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu. 

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

 We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with  Adventure Himalayan travels.  We look forward to seeing you again! 

What’s included

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    11 nights and 12 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
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    Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
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    English speaking local expert guide and porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
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    Sagarmatha National Park fees
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    Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
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    Three nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
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    Airport transfers and escort
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    Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
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    Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag (Keep yourself).
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    Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
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    Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
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    Insurance for all staff & porters.
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    Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40 (Details in Visa Page)
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    International flight fare
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    Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
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    Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
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    Extra baggage charges
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    Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
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    Extra accomodation and meals outside of itinerary
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    Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
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    Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


RK
Rana Khadka
Rana Bahadur Khadka Managing Director Rana Bahadur Khadka is the Managing Director and also the founder of ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels & Treks’. He is also associated with Government of Nepal (Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation) as a chairman for Mechi Hilly Region Promotion Development Committee. Previously, he was also the Managing Director of ‘Hard Rock Treks and Expeditions’, and hence he has been involved in the field of tourism for over 20 years now. Born in Taplejung district of Nepal in 1971, Khadka always had this desire to work in the field of tourism from early age. As he has worked in this field for so long, Khadka has very good relationships with different travel and tour companies not just in Nepal but also from various other countries. He is successful tourism entrepreneur. He was also Vice President of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) from 2011-09-06 to 2013-09-20 for two years. A seasoned tourism entrepreneur of Nepal, Mr. Khadka.

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