Trekking to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal is in many ways like visiting a mountain museum. The only difference is that the things on display are all real. Nowhere else on earth is there such a dense concentration of mountains of such stature. Seven out of fourteen of the world’s highest peaks are here. Basically, you will be breathing and eating mountains throughout. In the backdrop of this grandeur, you will find the Himalayan Tahrs as tame as your domestic goats, and the iridescent Himalayan Monal more trusting than your barn chicken. And to top it all off, the amazing Sherpa hospitality comes second to none. In the contemplative adventure that is the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will miss nothing, not even the internet.
At the same time, it is also one of the toughest treks in Nepal primarily because of the altitude. You will be spending a minimum of 6 nights above 4,000 meters and at least 2 above 5,000 meters. To put this number in perspective, the air pressure at 5,000 meters is just above half that of sea level, which means you are seriously short of air up there. But as long you remember that you are on vacation and that there is no rush (after all that is the point of a vacation, right?), you will do great. Many a people who forget this simple fact of life and underestimate Acute Mountain Sickness either end their trek half dazed in a rescue helicopter or in missing posters that you will see along the trail. Go slow, even glacial if need be, and this will be the most amazing trip you’ll ever have.
What is included in the tour
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 nights in Normal Nice Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and departure taxes
- Food and Accommodation during trekking on full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + Hot Water)
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
- All necessary paper works (National Park Fee and Trekking Permit)
- Trekking duffel bag and cap
- Travel and rescue arrangements only
- Down Jacket on return Basis
What is NOT included in the tour
- International air fare
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal trekking gear
- Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.)
- Emergency Medical Evacuation Cost
- Tips for guides and porters
- Scenic flight to Lukla
- Sherpa hometown ,Khumjung Village
- Amazing view of Mt. Everest,Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku,
- Views of Khumbu Ice - Fall, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and so on.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Early in the morning fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2623m)
Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 4: Hike to Syangboche(3753m) and back to Namche (3440m)
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4530m)
Day 7: Rest day at Dingboche
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep (5264m) further trek to EBC(5364m) and back to Gorakshep
Day 10: Early in the morning hike to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4280m)
Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar(3440m)
Day 12: Trek back to Lukla (2623m)
Day 13: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu