|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 1310 meters Kathmandu|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 5380 meters Everest Base Camp|
|Activity||Lukla Lobuche Everest Base Camp trek|
|Group Size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifty|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Duration||15 days trip, 13 days trek|
|Cost||$1329 per person|
The Lukla Lobuche Everest Base Camp follows in the footsteps of Norgay and Hillary . . . at least the final part as the Lukla airport did not exist them. In fact, Hillary himself was responsible for the construction of this airstrip so as to help future expeditions as well as develop this part of Nepal, which until then was pretty much isolated. The inhabitants of the small town of Lukla know about airplanes but some have never seen a car in real life!
Your trip starts with a hair raising flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla airstrip, in a small propeller driven plane. Because of the high elevation, the trip includes acclimatisation stops on day four and seven.
Before you reach base camp, you get to pass through several villages, see amazing terraced farmlands. Cross suspended bridges over canyons, , cascades and waterfalls. As you climb higher and higher, you see the vegetation and landscape change from lush bamboo and rhododendron forests to rocks and bushes as temperature gets cooler. The trail includes some of the oldest and largest Buddhist monasteries. The Everest Base Camp region was settled by the Sherpa people, celebrated for their unique and classical culture that has remained virtually untouched even though thousands of tourists pass through the region.
The cost of this Lukla Lobuche Everest Base Camp Trek includes a guide who is key to your full enjoyment of the trail as he can detect the first symptoms of altitude sickness and take appropriate measures if required. Also, he can remind you to put on sun screen lotion and wear your sunglasses as the thin air, although cooler, also lets in more UVb radiations which cause sun burn. We want you to concentrate on the beauty of the journey, not worry about the details of looking for the right place to eat or sleep, how far is the next Tea House, etc... Just enjoy the ride.
The Lukla Lobuche Everest Base Camp Trek is a very popular trail so you need to book in advance to ensure your seat as the planes are small and the number of daily flights is limited to mornings only.
Day One: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day Two: Hair–raising flight to Lukla airstrip to begin three hours’ trek to Phakding from Lukla.
Day Three: Access Namche trekking for five hours from Phakding.
Day Four: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
Day Five: Enjoy six hours’ trek from Namche to Tyangboche passing several villages with glimpse of various snow clad peaks.
Day Six: Cross ImjaKhola passing through forest on our five and half-hours’ trek to Dingboche from Tyangboche.
Day Seven: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day Eight: Trek from Dingnoche to Lobuche that takes about five and half hours.
Day Nine: Ascend to Everest base camp via Gorakshep and return to Gorakshep retracing the path that takes about seven hours.
Day Ten: Ascend Kalapatthar from Gorakshep and return trek to Pheriche for overnight stay consuming six hours.
Day Eleven: Approximately four hours’ trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche
Day Twelve: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche consuming four and half hours.
Day Thirteen: Conclude journey on Lukla trekking from Namche that takes six hours.
Day Fourteen: Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day Fifteen: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative on Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle
Day 02: Hair–raising flight to Lukla airstrip to begin three hours’ trek to Phakding from Lukla.
After hair-raising flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip, the trek begins heading to north from Lukla village trekking along the bank of DudhKoshi river on gradually sloppy trail passing through Ghat villages to reach Phakding; beautiful village encircled by snowcapped peaks and settled by culturally graceful Sherpa people.
Day 03: Access Namche trekking for five hours from Phakding.
We cross DudhKoshi river and walk on easy path for short duration up to Monjo and Jorsale then climb steep uphill catching first glimpse of Everest to arrive at Namche Bazaar. We can explore several village monasteries spreading message of love and peace through their fluttering prayer flags and in scripted stone walls on our way to Namche from Phakding.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. It is recommended to have short day hike to Thame, Khumjung or Khunde for acclimatization.
Day 05: Enjoy six hours’ trek from Namche to Tyangboche passing several villages with glimpse of various snow clad peaks.
We leave Namche moving on narrower and less paved path that runs through Kyangjuma, Sanasa and we cross long suspension bridges to reach Tangboche; tranquil village nestled on the backdrop of mountains. We explore old monastery Tangboche monastery, largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 06: Cross ImjaKhola passing through forest on our five and half-hours’ trek to Dingboche from Tyangboche.
We walk downhill path from Tangboche and cross ImjaKhola to climb elevated trail that heads to Pangboche village then we trek on gently upward trail full of thorny and juniper bushes to arrive at Dingboche for overnight stay.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek from Dingnoche to Lobuche that takes about five and half hours.
We leave Dingboche trekking across the vast plains to reach Thukla then we ascend the steep Dughla pass to arrive Dughla. Finally, we trek steep uphill for an hour to find ourselves on Lobuche for overnight stay.
Day 09: Ascend to Everest base camp via Gorakshep and return to Gorakshep retracing the path that takes about seven hours.
We reach base camp ascending through a rocky path on bank of the khumbu glacier then walk downhill path heading to Gorakshep after eye-catching vision of sparkling Everest standing on the shadow of highest peak Everest.
Day 10: Ascend Kalapatthar from Gorakshep and return trek to Pheriche for overnight stay consuming six hours.
We access Kalapatthar at the height of 5500 meters from sealevel climbing steadily for two hours and have picturesque and 360-degree view of Everest and its neighbor peaks. Then trek down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. After breakfast, we trek down through Lobuche and Dughla to arrive at Pheriche for overnight stay.
Day 11: Approximately four hours’ trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche
We cross Khumbukhola on wooden suspension bridge and follow the path running on coast of Imjakhola to reach Tangboche passing Pangboche village. Tangboche; beautiful village gasping famous monastery on backdrop of snowy peaks.
Day 12: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche consuming four and half hours.
We proceed our journey moving on steeply downhill trail and cross DudhKoshi to reach PhungiTenga and climb upward from PhungiTenga to arrive at Namche Bazaar; historic trading hub renowned for its homemade yak cheese and butter.
Day 13: Conclude journey on Lukla trekking from Namche that takes six hours.
We have pleasant trek to Lukla from Namche bazaar via Monjo consuming about six hours.
Day 14: Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla peeping snowy mountains and green scenery from windows of plane.
Day 15: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- 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.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag if necessary during the trek.
- Airport picks up services.
- Necessary transport.
- First aid kits for guide and porters
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- 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.
- Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget).
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.