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Very few trekking mentally, physically and spiritually challenges you; one of them is Everest Base Camp trek. Highs and lows of trials, spectacularly shining mountains, cheerful smiles in Sherpa communities, the patience and love the trek demand, etc. kindle a different side in you. It is one of the most sought trek in the globe. The best time for the trek is March through to May and September through to December. If you are wondering about how it might feel like witnessing the highest peak in the world, this trip is for you!

After you land at Lukla Airport in Nepal, your journey into the wilderness of exploring immense landscapes starts. From Lukla, you will be going to Namche Bazaar which is also called 'the gateway to Sagarmatha'. Carrying yourself through forests full of rhododendron, pines, and birches, constantly filling up your lungs with cool wind blowing in the Himalayas, you will be welcomed by Sherpas and hypnotized by chants in monasteries with colorful flags blowing in the air. In you walk toward Tengboche, with few ups and downs in the trail, you might get to see Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and pheasant. When you reach Kalapatthar, you will be welcomed by the south body of the Everest. Here, the mountain will look just a yard away from you, and controlling your impatience to shout from the top of the world will engulf you; but climbing Everest is an entirely another story.

The price for booking a 15 day Everest base camp trek varies with agencies, approximately falling in between $1,200 to $ 5000. The most important thing to consider while booking and choosing agency is that, if you are planning to go to the trek through international agency, it will be much more expensive. Going through domestic private company is comparably less expensive. However, the charges vary from one company to another. Doing some internet researches regarding price and recommended private company can put you into benefit.

Himalayan Wild Treks is a trusted trekking agency in Nepal. We are equipped with experienced local guides and secure prerequisites to ensure the safety of our clients. If you are planning for Everest base camp trek, we would like to request for an opportunity to take you into the thrill of nature.



Summary Itinerary

Below is our short itinerary for Everest Base Camp trek:

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla/Trekking to Phakding

Day 3 : Trekking to Namche Bazaar

Day 4 : At Namche Bazaar

Day 5 : Journey to Tengboche

Day 6 : Journey to Dingboche

Day 7 : At Dingboche

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche

Day 9 : Trek to Gorekshep/Everest Base Camp/Gorekshep

Day 10 : Trek to Kalapathar/Pheriche

Day 11 : Return trek: to Namche Bazar

Day 12 : Return trek: to Phakding/Lukla

Day 13 : Return trek: to Kathmandu

Day 14 : Departure

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal
Welcome to Nepal—the country of Everest; we will be at airport to receive you. A representative will drop you at your hotel. You may enjoy short excursion to Durbar square, Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and other sites. After you rest and freshen up, we will invite you in our Welcome Dinner. Short debriefing will be conducted regarding the trek.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla/Trekking to Phakding
In the morning we will fly to Lukla where we will meet our porter and guide. Trek will be started with convenient walk across Chaurikharka to Dudhkoshi Ghat. Walking beside Dudhkoshi River we will reach Phakding. At Phadking we shall spend the night for acclimatization.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,800 m; Phakding: 2,652 m

Day 3 : Trekking to Namche Bazaar
After morning breakfast, through suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River, forest full of pines, we will reach to Monjo, and then to Jorsale. At Jorsale we shall have lunch, after which we shall head to Namche Bazaar, the largest village of Sherpa inhabitant, which is also called the gateway to Mount Everest. At here, you will get a chance to observe a glimpse of Sagarmatha.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 4 : At Namche Bazaar
4 will be the day of acclimatization. We shall take perfect rest and let body adapt in Himalayan climate and altitude. Either we shall walk to Everest View Point which takes about two hours, or we shall roam about exploring Sherpa history and culture. At museum we will get good opportunity to learn about the relationship between Sherpa and mountain. This place will be full of hubbubs during Saturdays, as a busy market is held where we can get lots of things. The next day awaits our adventurous wilderness!
Altitude: Namche Bazaar: 3,440 m

Day 5 : Journey to Tengboche
After morning breakfast, we will head off to EBC. Enjoying views of Mt. Everest, Kwangde, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse and Ama Dablam, crossing a river, through the midst of forest, we trek uphill. Over steep and some usual walk, we shall reach to Tengboche. The beauty of Tengboche makes you restless, especially the glimpse of Ama Dablam it offers! We will also visit the local Monastry, letting the chanting sooth our exhausted soul and slowly sinking into the spirit melting with colorful sacred blowing in the chilly air. We will let this spiritual awakening deepen with an overnight stay at Tengboche.
Altitude: Tengboche: 3,870 m

Day 6 : Journey to Dingboche
Next day, through forests blooming with rhododendron and shrill cry of Imja Khol River, we will reach to Deboche. Fading a farewell to this cry, we will walk across the plains reaching the largest habitat of Sherpa in this region—the Pangboche Village. Giving our taste buds exquisite taste of local delicious dishes, if time permits, we shall visit the local monastery. Across the deserted and dry Himalayas, completing the difficult trek, we head off to Dingboche.
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,400 m

Day 7 : At Dingboche
Then comes the day we rest and let our body acclimatize even more, because a difficult challenge is yet to be completed without any further rest. Though resting is quite important, you might like to visit local valleys—Imja and Chhukung. The Imja valley is connected to Makalu Varun National Park, Island Peak, and Amphu Laptsa. Be prepared for ascending a life-time adventure of the next day!
Altitude: Dingboche: 4,400 m

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche
Next day, heading north towards more challenging and complex we will experience ascending higher and higher. We will face a steep and challenging hill to Dungla pass. You might be hit by nostalgia when you observe small stupas dedicated in memory of the climbers and trekkers died in their summit to the Everest. Witnessing the spectacular views of Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche and Pumari, through rugged mountain territory we shall arrive at Lobuche. We would enjoy our cold overnight here with warmth of exhaustion and adventure yet to complete.
Altitude: Lobuche: 4,900 m

Day 9 : Trek to Gorekshep/Everest Base Camp/Gorekshep
The next day, we will start with an easy walk to Gorrekshep. After here, our journey becomes quite tough and challenges, as dunes are rocky and glacial remains—moraine will demand much more than sheer dedication. Then we will get near to the Everest, at slopes of which icefall and Khumbu Glacier awaits. If we are lucky, especially if we are trekking in Spring season, we might meet the Everest climbers. Here, the mind-blowing view of nature will captivate you for eternal, in reminiscence of which, you will forever wonder about which part of you changed right there and then. You will experience your deep exhaustion dissolving into nature, as a sense of wonder and amazement pour into your heart. From EBC, as the sun becomes less active, we return to Gorekshep to regain lost energies and rest our bodies.
Altitide: Gorekshep: 5,180 m; EBC: 5,364 m

Day 10 : Trek to Kalapathar/Pheriche
Before the horizon radiates, we slip into our walk off to Kalapathar. Here, we shall witness, perhaps, the most memorable view of our lifetime; the rays of sun washes the bodies of Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and the Everest. As Everest plays with infant rays of sun, you might want to reach out and capture this moment for-ever. Snapping few pictures here might be worthy. Then again returning to Gorekshep, after having breakfast, we head off to Pheriche. At Pheriche we will spend our night and descend downwards.
Altitude: Kalapathar: 5,545 m; Pheriche: 4,320 m

Day 11 : Return trek: to Namche Bazar
While descending, we have to climb a hill, after which through brisk downhill, by evening we will arrive at Namche Bazar. We will spend our night here, which will be the last day so close to various mountains including the Everest.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 12 : Return trek: to Phakding/Lukla
We will enjoy our breakfast at Namche Bazar and through various villages and Hillary Suspension bridge, we arrive at Lukla. It is evening by the time we are in Lukla. With warm teas we shall spend the last day with our guides, enjoying our success of EBC trek. This will be the last night here, so full of glimpses of mountains and cheerful smiles of locals.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,800 m

Day 13 : Return trek: to Kathmandu
In the very morning, with a flight from Lukla, we will return to Kathmandu. You will stay at the hotel. Here, you get an opportunity to lament on your conquest alone. At evening a farewell dinner will reunite us to share our experience and listen to changes in us that our company discovered in us. We will also listen to your comments and feedbacks.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 14 : Departure
This will be the last day in the country of Mt. Everest. You might want to buy something to remind you of this adventurous trip. Also, we will drop you at the airport to ensure that you are at adequate time there. We will bade goodbyes.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s

 

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 14 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 02-15 person
Maximum Access : everest base camp
Starts From : Lukla
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

Namche Bazar
Tyangboche Gompa 
Khumjung Gompa
Kalapather 
Everest base camp

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