Trip Outline

Introduction

An Everest Base Camp Trek is a “dream destination” for many adventurers.

This EBC Trek starts with a scenic 35-minute flight over to Lukla from Kathmandu. Firstly, you will meet our Sherpa porters who will be handling your trekking bags during the trek. Then start an easy trek to Namche Bazar (3,450m/11,320ft) where you will acclimatize for a day.

From Namche Bazaar, we visit the National Park headquarters with displays of local flora and fauna and the culture of the Khumbu Sherpas. An afternoon walk to the Sherpa village of Khumjung offers an authentic experience of the Sherpa traditional life. We can enjoy magnificent views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam (The Jewel), Island Peak plus the Everest – Lhotse – Nuptse group.

Our Everest Base Camp Trekking route resumes toward the hilltop village of Tengboche and visits their Buddhist Monastery. Then Pangboche summer Sherpa settlement and to Dingboche, another acclimatization stop: walk to Nangkartshang hill for fitness at the higher altitudes. We can see unparalleled views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse glaciers.

As the altitude rises, the temperature drops, forests give way to alpine scrub, rock, and ice. The last village Gorak Shep: walk to view the ring of peaks surrounding Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) on the Khumbu Glacier and the ice fall towards the summit.

A sunrise climb up Kala Patthar offers superb views of Everest, the South Col, Nuptse and the glacier. After breakfast, begin the easier three days downward trek to Lukla and short scenic flight to Kathmandu.

Trip Facts:

Duration: 11 Days (Lukla to Lukla)

Elevation: 5545m

Region: Solukhumbu

Season: March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

Starting Point: Lukla

Ending Point: Lukla

Level of Difficulty: Hard

Permit: TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park

 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Meet Representative, welcoming, Transfer to Hotel Kathmandu

Day 02: After Breakfast, Trek Preparation Day

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – rest, acclimatization and exploration day

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 8km, 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche: Rest and acclimatization day

Day 09: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m/16,207ft): 7km, 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) – Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) Gorak Shep, 15km, 8-10 hrs

Day 11: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,193ft) – Pheriche (4,280 m/14,070ft): 15km, 8-10 hrs

Day 12: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft): 15km, 15 km, 8-9 hrs

Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft): 18km, 7-8 hrs

Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 35 min flight,

Day 15: Free Leisure Day, Overnight Stay at Kathmandu Hotel

Day 16: Final Departure, Airport Drop 3 hrs before flight time,

 

Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.

Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500-4000 approx and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you with accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Cost Inclusive:

-All Ground Transportation (Airport Picks & Drops)

-Hotel in Kathmandu (4 Night) 3 Star Hotel Category

-Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu accompany by Guide only

-All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)

-An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered 1 Leading trekking guide & Porters (1 Porter for 2 Trekkers)

-Leading Guide & Porter salaries, equipment, food and lodging

-Accommodations, Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at your choice with Tea/Coffee during trekking

-Trekking Completion Certificate

-Dinner with Cultural Show

-Medical kit (minor Injuries)

-All government and local taxes

 

Cost-Exclusive:

-International Flight

-Nepal Entry Visa

-Meals in Kathmandu (Lunch Dinner)

-Single Room Supplement in Hotel or During Trek Tea House or Lodge

-Duffel Bags, Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags

-Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)

-Additional Hot Drinks

-Water purification tablets

-Bottled drinks

-Boiled water

-Electronic device re-charge

-Hot shower

-Wi-Fi

-Travel insurance and Helicopter evacuation/Air Ambulance

-Tips to Guides & Porter (Tips Expected)

-Any additional cost due to Natural Calamity & Unforeseen Circumstance