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One of the 10 adventure trips of world for 2011 - CNN

Everest Basecamp Trek - 16 Days

  • CNN International recommended Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal as one of the best top ten adventure trip in the world for 2011
  • The Everest Base Camp trek was ranked the world’s 10th best journey in 2003.
  • UK’s leading magazine The Observer a sister publication of UK’s Guardian published an article in its Sunday edition where “Everest Base Camp trek of Nepal” was listed in the 20 Journeys of a Lifetime.

 

A CLASSIC AND AFFORDABLE TOUR TO MOUNT EVEREST

At the base of Mount Everest on its southern side lies the Everest Base Camp scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa in 1952 which was 50 years ago!

The home of the Sherpa’s and inhabited by the Yaks, Everest Base Camp trek is our most popular trek and has been the safest route since forever!

The base camp is situated in the Himalayas at a height of 5600 meters / 18,370 feet. There are no rocky ridges to traverse, no scrambling or technical climbing but just a good well-graded path accessible to all keen hikers and trekkers which lead all the way to the base of Mt.Everest. Nevertheless, one aspect that should not be underestimated is that your efforts to experience the Mt.Everest trail and its remarkable culture, history and scenery will take place at an altitude. The key to trekking to Everest Base Camp is consequently being careful while pacing and taking plenty of time to accommodate.

With more than a decade of experience of organizing treks to the Himalayas you can be certain that trips offered by Earthbound Expeditions Nepal intended for Everest Base Camp allows you optimum adaptation time to the mountains because of the days you would have spent either by just walking for a couple of hours or even while resting.

  • If by any odds you are not able to make it to Mt.Everest, you can also opt to trek simply up to Kalapathar viewpoint which offers you with a close up sight of Mt.Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp trek can also be coupled with Island Peak Expedition which can be further combined with Gokyo Chola Pass.

 


Trip Profile

16 days Amazing walking holidays, Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal
4 days in Kathmandu, we will do one day sightseeing of world heritage sights
12 days lodge to lodge Everest base camp trek, up to world renown stunning mountain view point Kala patthar (5500mtr)
This Everest base camp trek involves walking of at least 5 or 6 to 8  hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from MIN 1300 Mtr. to MAX 5500 mtr. The local flights is fixed wing aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Note:

To avoid risk of missing international flights, it is always recommended to have 2 or 3 days extra at the end of the trip to fly international, because Lukla airport is sensitive to fly and the chance of delay or cancel of the flight is always there.
If  incase you gain those days, then you can spent extra days to go to Chitwan national park, white water rafting or Pokhara valley tour or do Yoga, message etc at the end of the trip.

If the flight is cancelled more then 3 days to Lukla we may change the itinerary for the betterment of the trip.

About Lugguage:
Pleasealso be informed that as per the notice received on 17th March 2013, the STOL aircraft’s are allowed only to carry 15kg baggage including hand baggage with immediate effect. So, all passangers are advised to strictly follow the rules and regulation maintained by airlines.
The extra Lugguage charge per KG will be Rs. 110 or USD 1.3 extra one way. Means if you want to carry 10 KG extra lugguge you need to pay USD 13 extra one way.

Trip Details & Facts

On our way to Everest Base Camp we will

  • Walk amongst the highest mountains in the world.
  • Will have time to be accustomed to the environment and get ample rest during the trek
  • Enjoy full meals in family run lodges in the Khumbu Region

 Some FACTS about Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal

  • Seasons Recommended: You can trek to the Himalayas, all through the year however June and August is not recommended.
  • Approach:Guided trip, Tea House Trekking
  • Status:Easy - Moderate
  • Local flights are available from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

This Everest base camp trek involves walking of at least 5 or 6  to 8 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from MIN 1300 Mtr. to MAX 5500 mtr. The trek will be 12 - 16 Kms a day.
The local flights is from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Note:
To avoid risk of missing international flights, it is always recommended to have 2 or 3 days extra at the end of the trip to fly international, because Lukla airport is sensitive to fly and the chance of delay or cancel of the flight is always there.
If  incase you gain those days, then you can spent extra days to go to Chitwan national park, white water rafting or Pokhara valley tour or do Yoga, message etc at the end of the trip.
If the flight is cancelled more then 3 days to Lukla we may change the itinerary for the betterment of the trip.

Departure Dates and Prices

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will be happy to customize your trip on dates that are more appropriate for you.

Earthbound Expeditions also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure of a life time awaits you in Himalayas.

 

End datePrice
Oct 1Oct 16USD 1497
 Oct 16Oct 31USD 1497
Nov 4Nov 19USD 1497
   
   

 

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal – 1300 meters
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley – Sightseeing
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla – 2880 meters and Phakding -2740 meters
  • Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar -3445 meters
  • Day 05 : Namche Bazaar - Syangboche – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06 : Thyangboche - 3,800meters
  • Day 07 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters
  • Day 08 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters Rejuvenation Day
  • Day 09 : Lobuche - 4,900meters
  • Day 10 : Lobuje – Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep
  • Day 11 : Kala Pathar - 5545meters and Pheriche
  • Day 12 : Thyangboche -3800meters
  • Day 13 : Monjo - 2500meters
  • Day 14 : LUKLA - 2,800meters
  • Day 15 : Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Day 16 : Departure to the airport

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  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal – 1300 meters

    You will be received and assisted by Earthbound Expeditions Nepal representatives and checked into a (3) three starred hotel for accommodation in Thamel which is a tourist hub of Kathmandu. You can settle down and travel around for the rest of the day.

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley – Sightseeing

    We will take you for sightseeing the next day to tour the UNESCO World Heritage sights in Kathmandu. You will be spending the night at a hotel and a pre-trek briefing will be conducted where you will also get introduced to your guides that will be assisting you throughout the trek. This meeting will, in addition offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have.

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla – 2880 meters and Phakding -2740 meters

    we will munch our breakfast early in the morning and depart for the airport where we will take a flight to Lukla operated by Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world.

    On the flight we can gaze at the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya. A lot of the world's highest mountains including Kanchenjunga -3rd, Lhotse- 4th and Makalu-5th can be seen every now and then.

    Once we are in Lukla, we pick up our porters weighed down by our bags and we ultimately start our journey on the trek trails of the Everest. Initially we begin by descending to Phakding River and we stay for the day at this juncture.

  • Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar -3445 meters

    unpredictably for some travelers the trek to Phakding River proves to be stretched but the break allows them to rejuvenate for the trek to Namche Bazaar at sunrise.

    At about half-way up the hill we get to witness the Everest for the first time! The cloud can often be seen stretching away from the incredible summit.

    If the weather is clear at the top of the South-West the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge will also be visible.
    Namche Bazaar is prosperous and the biggest town in the Khumbu region. A market (bazaar) is held here every Saturday. The products on exhibit comprises of meat, grains, vegetables, tennis shoes, trinkets, hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots.
    Namche Bazaar is encircled by Thamserku - 6648meters, Kwangde Ri – 6187 meters and Khumbila - 5707meters.

  • Day 05 : Namche Bazaar - Syangboche – Namche Bazaar

    A day to accustom yourself. We will hike to Syangboche to witness the fabulous views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche - 6,500meters and Kwangde - 6,187meters.

  • Day 06 : Thyangboche - 3,800meters

    From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of the sacred Khumbila Peak - 5,761meters. Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti and it would be a rare phenomenon to witness!

    We eventually continue to pace to Phunki and Thyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants offered by Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku.

    Tengboche has an active monastery where you can offer your prayers to the Gods and the nature.

  • Day 07 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters

    We cross the Imja Khola and continue through the terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze towards Pangboche -3,860meters. At this point, you could be a tad bit drained because we will be entering the thin air region.

  • Day 08 : DINGBOCHE - 4,300meters Rejuvenation Day

    Rather than just sitting around in the tents or the tea houses we encourage you to attempt one of the two hikes we recommend.
    The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche to descend steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons.

    The longer option is to trek up Imja Tse valley towards the Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours the trekker halts at Chhukung and after a while’s rest we return downhill to the valley.

  • Day 09 : Lobuche - 4,900meters

    The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla - Lobuche.

  • Day 10 : Lobuje – Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep

    We start early from the dry sandy area of Gorak Shep towards the Everest Base Camp. Later, that same day we return to Gorak Shep.

  • Day 11 : Kala Pathar - 5545meters and Pheriche

    While trekking through Gorak Shep towards Kala Pathar, behind it elevates the attractive 7000meters peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek's summit of Kala Pathar. The route upwards is straightforward and takes most trekkers between 90 minutes to 2 hours. Most of the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and various other peaks can be seen from this point.

  • Day 12 : Thyangboche -3800meters

    We walk back via Pheriche and Pangboche to Thyangboche.

  • Day 13 : Monjo - 2500meters

    We continue our descent via Namche Bazaar to Monjo.

  • Day 14 : LUKLA - 2,800meters

    Return to Lukla where we spend the night.

  • Day 15 : Lukla - Kathmandu

    please note that flights from Lukla are sometimes delayed due to bad weather conditions such as fog-bound Kathmandu or stormy winds in Lukla. Be reassured that our staffs in Lukla and Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused and your patience is anticipated.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be received by our Earthbound Expeditions Nepal representatives and checked into your hotels.

  • Day 16 : Departure to the airport

    This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.
    Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.

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What is included

  1. Accommodation in a 3 starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only effortless lodges are available.
  2. Ground transportation provided.
  3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions Nepal, city tour guide will accompany you.
  4. Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp - 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners.
  5. Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  6. Farewell dinner and along with one cultural show.
  7. Every single entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  8. Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  9. Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  10. Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  1. International Flight tickets.
  2. Museums entrance fees.
  3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  4. Airport tax.
  5. Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  6. Personal clothing and gears.
  7. Tips to guide and porter.
  8. Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasps.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

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