Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Duration

15 Days

Trip Grading

Strenuous

Max Altitude

5555m

Trip Mode

Tea House

Price

$ 1,510 pp

Starts at

Kathmandu

Ends at

Kathmandu

Best Time

February-June / August-December

Introduction

Fulfill a bucket list item as you trek to Everest Base Camp with Beyond Base Camp treks and our guide who has over 15 years of professional guiding and trekking experience. This exciting trip of a lifetime begins as you arrive in Kathmandu. You will immediately enjoy the sights and culture of the capital city as you collect any last minute items for the trek. The trek then begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Region. From Lukla you will follow to dudkoshi khola (white or milky river) and trek to Phakding. The first few days of the trek will offer hiking through valleys, over suspension bridges, and views of the most beautiful forests and foliage. Your arrival in Namche will be awe inspiring as you see the capital of the Everest Region. Namche is nestled on a mountainside and the many steps to the top of this quaint town will prepare you for the days to follow. Namche is also a great village to finalize any last minute purchases of items you may have forgotten, as this is the bustling hub of trading for Sherpas living in the Everest Region. And you won’t want to miss the first glimpses of Mt. Everest from Sagarmatha National Park (Everest view point). Your trek will continue over the next five days to Base Camp from namche. Along the way you will also have views of other Himalayan peaks: Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), and several Buddhist monasteries. The day after your arrival at Base Camp you will have the option for a sunrise hike to Kala Patthar, a difficult ascent but one which will awardyou with breathtaking sunrise views of Mt. Everest. The trek will conclude with our arrival to Lukla and a short flight back to Kathmandu. While you will be sad to leave, the memories made will last a lifetime and it will be hard to forget the Sherpa hospitality.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,345 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 2: Pre trip meeting, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Flight to lukla 2,845 meters) and trek to Phakding (2,610 meters) - 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440 meters) -5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5: Acclimatization day (day hike for about 3-4 hours) and back to Guesthouse.

Day 6: Trek to Tangbuche (3,860 meters) visit old and very famous monastery - 5:30 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7: Trek to Dingbuche (4,410 meters) - 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 8: Acclimatization day ( hike to Nangkartshang peak) 5000m. and back to guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 meters) - 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp (5,364 meters) and back to Gorakshep (5,180 meters) - 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Hike up to kalapatthar (5,555meters) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4,200 meters) - 7 to 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek down to Namche (3,440 meters) - 6.30 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek down to Lukla (2,845 meters) - 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Transport to airport for final departure.

When you book a trip through Beyond Base Camp Treks we require that you obtain a travel insurance policy. We recommend your insurance includes medical coverage for high altitude, emergency repatriation, trip cancellation and other travel mishaps (e.g. flight cancellations or delays, trip interruption, or loss of luggage and personal effects). The medical and emergency repatriation are compulsory for your trip. Medical care in the Himalayas is remote and the coverage in your insurance will ensure the best care and transport should an emergency arise. Altitude Sickness is a very real possibility, although our guides are trained to detect and help curb the effects, it is never a guarantee that you may not suffer some serious symptoms that require medical attentions.

Altitude sickness, also called Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS), is a group of general symptoms that are brought on by rapidly climbing or walking to a higher altitude too quickly. It happens because the body doesn’t have enough time to adapt to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen level in the air at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can affect anyone and does not discriminate by age, sex, or general health. We try to manage and minimize the effects of altitude sickness by building in acclimatization days during the treks above 3000m. Most people will experience some common effects of altitude including shortness of breathe and lightheadedness. Your trained guide will monitor you daily and it is important to be honest about any effects of altitude you may be feeling, signs of mountain sickness typically present with enough advanced notice that we can minimize severe symptoms.

There are three stages of AMS:
1) Normal AMS symptoms- expect but no worries
2) Mild AMS symptoms- Don’t go higher
3) Serious AMS symptoms- Decent immediate

Please Note: Also our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first-aid kit as well

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an experience that you will soon not forget. The Lukla airport is unique because it is situated between two mountains and requires a skilled pilot to land safely. The planes are also small but do not let this frighten you, the flight is generally safe. Weather in the mountains is unpredictable and this may cause flight delays and cancellations. If this were to occur we will try our best to book you on the earliest flight the following day. On rare occasions the poor weather has caused delays for a few days up to a week. We recommend that you plan for a few extra days at the end of your trek to accommodate alternative travel that would include a two day trek to Salleri and then a 10 hour Jeep ride to Kathmandu. If this is not a suitable option due to time or desire you may also charter a helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu. A helicopter charter typically costs $400 to $600 pp, although when demand increases and availability decreases the cost has been know to increase. The most cost effective way to charter a helicopter is to share amongst 5 or 6 people. If all seats are not occupied you will have to pay for the unused seats. As always, we will keep our fingers crossed for good weather and no delays!

  • Airport/hotel/airport pick up & drop.
  • Lodges, guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All your standard meals in the trek. (Breakfast,lunch & dinner).
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter to carry your luggage.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and medicine for all staff.
  • National park permit, Rural municipality ticket fee & TIMS permit.
  • Airfare from kathmandu – lukla – kathmandu including airport departure tax in kathmandu and lukla airport.
  • Farewell dinner in kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alchoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry Visa, which you can obtain upon your arrival at airport in Kathmandu. ( Tourist Visa with multiple entries for 15 day- USD$ 25, Tourist Visa with multiple entries for 30 to 90 days- USD$ 40/100. Need to bring 2 copies of your pp size photos)
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers( tipping is always expected)

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