|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 1310 meters Kathmandu|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 5545 meters Kalapatthar|
|Activities||Everest Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu Sight-seeing|
|Duration||15 Days Trip,11 Days trek|
|Group Size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifty|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Cost||$1750 Per Person|
Resting beneath the mighty snowcapped Mountains of the Everest, Khumbu region is one of the most adventurous and breathtaking trekking destinations. A trail of many twists and turns, ascents and descents, and views that will leave you mesmerized, this is a journey along the very footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary, to what is known as one of the greatest adventures to mankind, Mt. Everest.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a brief exploration of the capital, Kathmandu. After a very scenic flight, you will land up in the small yet beautiful town of Lukla. From here is a gentle ascent along the Valley of Dudhkoshi river to the capital of Khumbu Sherpas, the Namche Bazar. You will witness the first glimpse of Everest here as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A day here aids acclimatization and you also get the option of strolling around in this tranquil location. The journey then proceeds to Tyangboche monastery, where the panoramic 360-degree view is bound to take your breath away. The Everest gets closer as you ascend till the Everest base camp from where you hike up till the Kala Patthar, a vintage point which recognizes itself as one of the most spectacular viewpoints of the Everest as well as the Ice Fall. After that we trace our way back to Namche, then Lukla for a flight to Kathmandu at a leisurely pace.
This trek will give you an insight to the very unique cultures and traditions possessed by the people living in this region along with amazing views and unique experiences. This journey has witnessed many legends like Scott Fisher, the Philippine-Everest team, etc. and is something you should definitely give a try!
Day One: Arrival
Day Two: Sight-seeing around Kathmandu Valley
Site 01: Pashupatinath Temple
Site 02: Boudhanath Stupa
Site 03: Kathmandu Durbar Square
Site 04: Swayambhunath Stupa (The Monkey Temple)
Day Three: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day Four: Trek to Namche
Day Five: Acclimatization
Day Six: Trek to Tyangboche
Day Seven: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m.)
Day Eight: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day Nine: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters)
Day Ten: Trek Kala Patthar (5545m.) and down to Pheriche (4243m.)
Day Eleven: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day Twelve: Trek to Lukla (2886m)
Day Thirteen: Fly to Kathmandu
Day Fourteen: Relaxation day at Kathmandu
Day Fifteen: Departure
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrival
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be received at the arrival terminal by our Agency’s chauffer. You will be dropped to the hotel in our Private tourist vehicle.
Day 02: Sight-seeing around Kathmandu Valley
After starting the day off with a healthy breakfast, you will be greeted by our Employee at the Lobby. You will be taken for sight-seeing in a Private vehicle. Some destinations are:
Site 01: Pashupatinath Temple
Located on the banks of Bagmati River close by to the International Airport, this temple is a sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries, and holds a great cultural significance in the Hindu Society. This site exhibits unique and astonishing architectural beauty and is flooded with tourists throughout all seasons. It is marked by a presence of over 700,000 devotees during one of the major festivals, Shivaratri (Mid-February /March) when the temple is beautifully lit up with decorations and lightings and devotees gather around the temple to sing his praise to the lord and smoke Marijuana (Which is consider his gift to human being). Although it’s religious significance prohibits all Non-Hindu and Foreigner from entrance inside the main temple premises, you can get a clear view of the temple and the religious activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. This a very religious and spiritual destination within Nepal and we personally recommend it as a place to learn about Nepalese and Hindu culture, religion and see different temples of different time period and style.
Site 02: Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa is a major Shrine to all Buddhist people from Nepal, Tibet, and all over the world. Considered to be one of the largest spherical stupa in the world, it lies around 11 kilometers east of Kathmandu valley. With a major belief that the Four Pairs of eyes beautifully engraved in the four cardinal directions keep watch at the righteous behavior and human prosperity, this Stupa dominates the skyline and gives a magnificent view of the valley. It is a wonderful place full of spirituality, culture and religion abundant in Buddhist structures & Monasteries from different time period in both Nepalese and Tibetan style.
Site 03: Kathmandu Durbar Square
The Durbar Square literally translated to Nepali means the palace square. Situated in the center of Kathmandu valley, it’s history dates back to the time of formation of the Kathmandu valley itself. Listed as one of the UNESCO cultural heritage site, it’s a complex of old temples & palaces starting out from early 3rd century AD to even the modern structure of 18th and 19th century. It’s an open museum that exhibits a wide array of religious and cultural antiques. Some of the major attractions within the square are Talaju Temple, Mahendreshvara Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Palace Structure, Ashok Binayak Shrine etc.
Site 04: Swayambhunath Stupa (The Monkey Temple)
Located around 5 kilometers away from center of Kathmandu valley, Swayambhunath Stupa is considered one of the most holy site in the Buddhist religion. After a steep climb with breathtaking views of scenic beauty, you land on a huge Vajra (thunder-scepter) behind which rests the stupa. Also one of UNESCO World Heritage Site inside Kathmandu valley, it’s believed to be more than 2000 years old. According to local mythology the whole Kathmandu valley was once an enormous lake in which a great lotus bloomed in the exact location on the Stupa. The valley came to be known as Swayambhu meaning Self-Created. The name came to the stupa as it’s believe that it conceals an eternal self-existent flame.
Apart from its extra-ordinary symbolism, it also flaunts great architectural fancy and natural beauty. We would recommend it as a must to go place for all travelers visiting Nepal.
After completing the sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back to your Hotel lobby by our staff where you can rest. Dinner will also be provided.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
You will be transferred to the domestic terminal from the hotel lobby, and after a 35 minute comfortable and scenic flight, you will land on the Tenzing and Hillary airport situated in the beautiful Lukla town at 2866 meters. After a brief introduction with the porters and trekkers, you will have some time for a short stroll as our Sherpa crew gears your trekking equipment.
You begin the trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, which is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest. You can witness a glorious view of a valley to your right with the beautiful Kusum Kang (6367meters) at its far end. The Dudh Kosi river approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You will continue along a short and easy path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. There will be an overnight stay at a guest house in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche
The five-hour trek starts along a level path along the right bank of the Dudh Koshi river. You will cross a stream through thrilling suspensions and prayer flags and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You will continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. It is followed by a descent on stone steps and a return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you will come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel. You will also stop at the National Park Service where an entrance fee is collected.
After your departure from Jorsale, you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. You will pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. s. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. You will stay the night at a guest house in this village.
Day 05: Acclimatization
Tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu, Namche has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk upto Khhumjung where you can visit a monastery. Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community. You can enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. You can also choose to have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800 meters) where the Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There is a splendid view from the National Park Centre and Museum (which exhibits the Sherpa culture) just above the town.
Day 06: Trek to Tyangboche
You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and a path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. Making your way around a branch ridge, there is a sudden view of Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). After a gentle descent, the mountain path ends where the way forks leading to Gokyo. You descend past two tea houses through the village of Trashinga where you are greeted by the gentle gurgle of Dudhkoshi river from somehere out of sight. And soon enough you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche with an especially steep first half. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There is a lodge and a hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. You will be spending the night at a guest house.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m.)
With the khumbu mountains as a backdrop, we leave for this five hour trek from Tyangboche. The descent through a canopy of Rhododendron leads to the Deboche wall where a long Mani stone wall welcomes you. Continuing to Minlinggo you cross yet another suspension bridge over the Imja river. It is followed by a chorten-lined route to the forked way where the upper fork leads to Pangboche. You take the lower route to Pnagboche Oiln which has a remarkable potato field with stone fencing. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m). Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. There will be a night stay at a guest house.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m.)
The onward journey leads north for up to 50-minutes till you arrive at a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail is gentle looking down to the Pheriche village below. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. You stop at Dugla, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, trekking continues up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters)
This is another big and difficult day walk along the rocky-moraine path with views of glacial ponds and glaciers. A short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar. Gorakshep was originally the base camp with the new one shifted further up the valley. The trail now winds up through a rocky path and Khumbu glacier with views of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse in front and occasional views of the avalanche. Once you reach the base camp, the closest you can get to Mt Everest, you spend a while and retrace your way back to Gorakshep with amazing views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Trek Kala Patthar (5545m.) and down to Pheriche (4243m.)
An early morning strenuous climb to Kala Patthar leads to a serene view of sunrise amidst the panoramic view of Mt. Everest which towers right ahead. In addition to that, many other mountain peaks shield the Everest, like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse. The view here is breathtaking and one of the best in this journey.
After that you make a quick descent to GorakShep and climb down to Pheriche. You can make phone calls to any part of the world from Pheriche. In this windy town, you can see the mountain Yaks, which commonly serve as porters in this area. There is a Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post with foreign volunteer doctors to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
After a morning visit to the research center you trek back to Tyangboche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest, and continue walking towards Tyangboche. Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about four and half hours and is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. Along the route, you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30-minute walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2886m)
After a six-hour trek through Namche, Phakding (2640m), and Monjo, you will follow the Dudh koshi trail back to where it all began, the small town of Lukla. Overnight at guest house.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
You take an early morning flight above the mountains you recently visited, and after a comfortable 35-minutes, you land in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to a hotel where you will be spending the night.
Day 14: Relaxation day at Kathmandu
You can spend the last day at your own leisure. In the evening, you will be taken to the typical educational cultural show in a special Five- Star level restaurant with typical Nepalese Farwell dinner hosted by our agency. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Departure
After a hearty breakfast, you will be dropped to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu 3-star hotel on the basis of twin sharing rooms
- Accommodation during the treks in local tea-houses and lodges
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) during the trek
- One professional guide and porter for the trek with their meal,
Insurance and flight
- All National Park Entrance fee and TIMS card
- Airfare both ways to KTM - Lukla -KTM, in a fixed wing aircraft
- Kathmandu sightseeing
- Airport pick up and drop all ground transport by private Vehicle
- One-night Educational cultural show and Farwell dinner in special Five-Star Standard restaurant
- Down jacket and sleeping bag if necessary during the trek
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary
- Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides
- Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fee
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
- Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired.
- Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.)
- Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary)
- Duffel Bag
- Flash Light (Head lamp)
- Sun glass
- Water purifier
- Trekking boots
- Lightweight sandals
- Woolen socks (3 pairs)
While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes.
- Hat (For warmth)
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material
- Fleece Jacket or pullover
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Thermal Clothing (As per the Season)
- Lightweight rain Jacket
- Warm Gloves or mittens
- Sports bra
- Sun block
- Toilet articles and towel
- Small Knife
- First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you)
- Batteries backup
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.