• Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-HE01
Duration: 16 days
Program Type: Trekking
Maximum Altitude: 5550m
Mode of Travel: Tea House
Start Trip: Lukla
End Trip: Lukla
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Overview

There are two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest: to the south in Nepal and to the north in Tibet. The Everest Base Camp to the south side is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters and is one of the most popular routes in the Himalayas. This region is visited by thousand of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to the Base Camp. From Lukla the trekkers trek up towards the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m), following the valley of Dudh Koshi river. At this point, the trekkers are allowed a day of rest for acclimatization. After then, a few days of trek leads to the Everest Base Camp, via Gorakshep, flat field below the Kala Patthar (5550m).

Everest Base Camp trekking is well-known because of the friendly Sherpa people, colorful festival and the Buddhist monasteries. This region is known as Khumbu and has been bounded in the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the world heritage sites of Nepal. Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name of the Mount Everest, the top of the world.

Price Starts From: $ 2000 USD

Day 01: Upon arrival at Tribhuvwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Preparation day for the trek and half day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m).

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m).

Day 08: Dingboche to Dughla (4620m).

Day 09: Dughla to Lobuche (4910m).

Day 10: Lobuche-Gorak Shep-kala Patthar (5550m)-Gorak Shep (5140m).

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Lobuche.

Day 12: Lobuche to Pangboche (3930m).

Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazar.

Day 14: Namche Bazar to Lukla.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 min).

Day 16: Final departure or transfer to the next destination.

Day 01: Up on arrival at Tribhuvwan International Airport.
Our Trip and Trek representative will assist you at Tribhuvwan International Airport and transfers you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Our expert guide will assist you at hotel and explains in detail about the tekking. Rest of leisure time, sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m).
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla for 35 minute and trek along the bank of Dudhkoshi River for till Phakding (3hrs). Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
After the breakfast the trek starts to Namche Bazaar. We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
This day will spend by relaxing and exploring around Namche Bazar. We will have a Short walk around museum to celebrate the traditional custom of the Sherpa’s people. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m).
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. On reaching Tengboche your guide will explain you about the local monastery situated there. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the trekking day will go.  Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m).
From Tangboche the trail drops to Deboche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08: Dingboche to Duglha (4620m).
From Dingbouche the trail passes through farmlands and meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will stop in Duglha, giving our bodies plenty of time to rest and relax amidst the majestic mountains of Nepal. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Dughla to Lobuche (4910m).
Today the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We follow the trail just beyond Lobuche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Kala patthar (5550m)-Gorak Shep (5140m).
After an early morning start, we ascend Kala Patthar (5550m) and enjoy famous views of the Himalayas, without having to climb Everest. Then we make our return to Gorak Shep at an elevation of 5140m at noon for our overnight stay. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Lobuche (4910).
This day leads you finally to the Everest Base Camp (5364m) walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. Continuing the trek we’ll return back to Lobuche for overnight. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Lobuche to Pangboche (3930m).
Today we will trek down to pangboche, lunch will be at Pheriche.  It takes around 5 to 6 hours trek to climb down to pangboche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar .
Trek down from Pangboche to Namche Bazar via Tengboche and Phungi Thanga. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Trek down from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakding. On the way one can see the national flower Rhododendron and Magnolia forest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu (35min) flight.
Fly back from Lukla to kathmandu, which takes around 35 minutes. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 16: Final departure or to the next destination.
Our Trip and Trek representative will assist you at your hotel and transfers you either to the next destination or to airport for your final departure.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast) in 4 stars hotel.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service.
  • Outfitter Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Medical supplies.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Hot Shower during the Trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

When trekking in Nepal Himalayas “Altitude related Problems” are the important factors to be considered because there is always a real danger of mild to serious problems related to altitude and it is important that trekkers understand that they will be affected to a greater or lesser extent when they ascend to altitudes over about 3000 meters. Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and it means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevation above 3000 meters. The victim can develop severe symptoms very rapidly if the mild effects are ignored.

We advise our clients to remember the following suggestion when you are on trekking in the high altitude areas above 3000 meters. The following are the basic symptoms of the altitude sickness and to avoid such sickness we recommend few important points.

1. Basic Symptoms:
•    Headache.
•    Nausea.
•    Dizziness.
•    Tiredness.
•    Loss of appetite.
•    Up set stomach.
•    Feeling uneasy.
•    Shortness of breath.
•    Increase heart rate.
•    Difficult to sleep.
•    Generally feeling unwell.

2. Medium Symptoms:
•    Severe headache.
•    Nausea and vomiting.
•    Increase shortness in breathing.
•    Lack of co – ordination.

3. Serious Symptoms:
•    Worsening of the symptoms above.
•    A persistent, irritating cough.
•    Breathlessness (even when resting).
•    Bubbling sound in the chest (caused by fluid in the lungs).
•    Clumsiness and difficulty walking.
•    Irrational behavior.
•    Double vision.
•    Swelling of hands and face.

What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.

If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse, or porter will be arranged; or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes. There is communication facility at Namche Bazaar; Doctors at Khunde hospital in the Everest Area and HRA Clinics and in some trekking areas also have the Gamow Bag. The hospital or the clinic will take fees or charges for such services. We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.

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