Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration : 16 Days
  • Trek : 12 Days
  • Accomodation : Tea house/ Camping
  • Trekking hours : Average of 6 Hours
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Start/ finish : Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Imagine what it feels like when you are next to highest peak of the world raising up to 8848m (4000m vertical) in front of you? It was after the first famous ascend on Everest by Tenzing Norgey Sherpa and by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 on the 29th of May. Trek to Everest base camp now has become one of the most famous trek in the world. It is located in north east of Nepal in Khumbu valley. Khumbu valley the land of high mountains, hills old moraines, beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. People living in here are called Sherpas and who are famous for climbing the Himalayas. Everest which lies in Sagarmatha national park is listed as world natural heritage site for its unique and beautiful landscape. Everest base camp trek offers you that experience with the help from our guidance and well planned itinerary.

Our 12 days Everest base camp trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla at 2840 meters. The trekking trail in Khumbu valley passes through beautiful Sherpa villages, pine and rhododendron forests. Some parts are amazing walking on trail that is as high as 700 meters high from the river below. Walk on moraines to get on the high points for the best views. It is not only the mountains you will see in the trek but visit the old Buddhist Monasteries. An opportunity to see the national bird of Nepal, Musk deer or Snow leopard if lucky. Everest base camp trek or EBC trek offers you the views of 4 peaks highest peaks of the world including may other high peaks.

So get ready for trip of a life time. Enjoy the trip with guidance from our friendly and experienced staff. Follow the same route taken by Sir Edmund and Tenzing to get to the top of Everest or to be in Everest base camp. It was great achievement not only for that particular expedition. During expedition season in April, May you will see camps and climbers getting ready to climb. Whether you are single or in group we will help you to make your Everest base camp trek memorable and one of the best travelled destinations. If you have time also look for Three passes trek or Everest base camp trek via cho-la pass.

Highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Trek to the Everest Base Camp 5360m, Kalapatthar (5545m) view of Everest 8848 meters.
  • View of Lotse (8501m) 4th highest, Makalu (8463m) 5th highest in the world along with the view of Khumbu glacier and ice fall.
  • Meet the Sherpa people (famous for climbing Himalayas) and know their culture visit famous monasteries in Khumbu valley.
  • Himalayan wild Thar (Himalayan Goat), Musk deer.

Trek Info

  • Starting point: Lukla airport 2840m/93152 foot.
  • Ending point: Kathmandu domestic airport.
  • Total trip days: 15 days, 12 days trek, 3 days in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking difficulty: 3* out of 5, (Hotel upgrade available in client’s interest).
  • Accommodation during the trek: Tea houses/ lodges.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2* Hotel/ 3nights.
  • Highest point of the trek: 5545 meters/ 18192 foot.
  • Highest peak view: Everest 8848m/29021 foot.

Cost: 1990$ per person

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations in twin bed Sharing BB plan basis in Kathmandu for 3 nights in a standard Hotel.
  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by private comfortable car.
  • Tea house lodge during trekking days.
  • Flight 45 minutes Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Guide and porter for the trek.
  • Meals for guests during trekking days B, L, D (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • All official document process charges including (Everest) Sagarmatha National park Permit, TIMS card.
  • Insurance, Transportation, Wages, Equipment’s and all meals & Lodges for the trek staff.
  • First aid Kit box (for normal treatment only).
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.

Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa entry fee, please bring 5 passport photos.
  • Travel & Health Insurance – emergency helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early return from trekking than schedule itinerary.
  • Any kind of drinks, hot shower and battery charge during trekking or personal expenses.
  • Tips or donations.

Important Notice:  

Due to unpredictable weather during winter (January /February, winter and July/August monsoon  season, the flights can be cancelled or delayed for few days so we advise you to have few days extra if you are planning for mentioned season, but we still advise you to have extra days for other seasons too, as the weather in Everest region keeps on changing.

 

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  • Trek Info 
  • Starting point: Lukla airport 2840m/93152 foot.
  • Ending point: Kathmandu domestic airport.
  • Total trip days: 15 days, 12 days trek, 3 days in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking difficulty: 3* out of 5, (Hotel upgrade available in client's interest).
  • Accommodation during the trek: Tea houses/ lodges.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2* Hotel/ 3nights.
  • Highest point of the trek: 5545 meters/ 18192 foot.
  • Highest peak view: Everest 8848m/29021 foot.
 
  • Highlight of the Trek:
  • Everest Base Camp 5360m, Kalapatthar (5545m) view of Highest Mountain Everest.
  • Everest View of Lotse (8501m) 4th highest, Makalu (8463m) 5th highest in the world and Khumbu
  • Meet the famous Mountaineers of the world the Sherpas of Khumbu .
  • Visit the world famous Tangbouche Monastery in Khumbu valley.
  • Himalayan Thar (Himalayan Goat).
                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Trekking Itinerary:
  • Day 01: Arrival Day: Our representative will be in airport to receive you and after you get to hotel our tour and trek operator will give you information's regarding activities during your stay in Nepal.
 
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) to Phakding (2630m), 40 minutes flight 4 hours, 100m uphill, 380m downhill, Lodge.
  • Our Guide will come to receive for the early morning Lukla flight, drive to the airport. You will board the early morning flight to Lukla (2840 m) in about 40 minutes. The flight is breath   taking with views of the Himalaya and runway which is located in the lap of big mountains. After breakfast in Lukla, you will walk for about 4 hours to Phakding (2630 m), an easy terrain inhabited by Sherpas next to DudhKoshi River. Later in the afternoon, you will follow upstream Dudhkoshi River and spend the night in a lodge.
 
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5-6 hours, 900m uphill, 100m downhill, Lodge.
  • Today you will trek for around 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar (3440 m), the famous town in Solukhumbu also known as gate way for Everest. The last three hours of this trek will be tough, but the beautiful sceneries on the way will make you will forget your tiredness. The night will be spent in a local teahouse.
 
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization day) to Khumjung Village, 4-5 hours, 430m uphill, 430m downhill, Lodge.
  • To help your body adjust with the high altitude conditions, we will spend the day for acclimatization. You can do some daytime hiking and explore Khumjung village. Khumjung village is the largest village in Khumbu valley. The village is famous for the old monastery with the Yeti skull inside it. After the khumjung village visit return to the teahouse at Namche Bazaar for the night-stay.
 
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3830m), 5-6 hours 620m uphill, 230m downhill. Lodge.
  • After a six to seven hours trek, you will reach Tengboche (3830 m), a perfect viewpoint to observe beautiful peaks of AmaDablam and the picturesque Thamserku, and a greater part of the Himalayan range in the Khumbu Region.
 
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m), 4-5 hours,520m uphill, 150m downhill. Lodge
  • Dingboche (4350 m.) lies at about a walking distance of 4-5 hours from Tengboche. As we go higher our trekking destination will be less but we will take almost the same time to let our body acclimatize. You will pass the villages like Debouche, Pangbouche with a great view of  Lotse 8416m and next to Ama Dablam.
 
  • Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization day to Chhukung Valley orAmadablam view point (4760m) 710 m uphill, 720m downhill, Lodge.
  • This will be the second day of acclimatization. You will be taken on a day trip to Chhukung Valley and back to Dingboche. Rest and rejuvenation are quite essential for you in order to continue the trekking next day. High altitude treks are usually carried out along with acclimatization in parallel. It is necessary for your body to be familiar with the surrounding altitudes. Frequent acclimatization is a must, and your guides will encourage it.
 
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5-6 hours, 640m uphill, 90m downhill, Lodge.
  • Your next stopover is Lobuche (4910m), at about a walking distance of five to six hours from Dingboche. Stunning views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Lhotse and a section of the Himalayan Range are the main highlights of the day. After some rest you can hike to Khumbu Glaicer for great view.
 
  • Day 10: Lobuche to GorekShep (5153m) to Everest Base camp (5360m) 450m uphill, 270m downhill, Lodge.
  • The next segment of your trek, from Lobuche to GorekShep (5153 m.) is short and can be completed in about three hours. You will reach GorekShep just in time for lunch. After resting for a few hours, you will take walk to Khumbu Glacier or Everest Base Camp where you can see expedition groups in April/May season, , and ice pinnacles few meters and return to GorekShep. You will have a great photogenic view of sunset on the Nuptse.
 
  • Day 11: GorekShep to Kalapathar (5545m) to Pheriche (4210m) 462m uphill, 1420m downhill, Lodge.
  • We will begin hiking early in the morning to Kalapatthar View point of Everest, lying at an altitude of 5545 m. If the weather permits, you will get to see a spellbinding sunrise, something you will not find elsewhere in the world. A day to take the photo of Nuptse on the background in GorekShep for Breakfast. Shortly afterwards, you will descend back to Pheriche.
 
  • Day 12: Pheriche to NamcheBazzar (3440m) 6-7 hours. 570m uphill, 1170m downhill, Lodge.
  • Trek for about 6-7 hours and spend overnight at Namche. Today we will descend to the height of 3440 m, but on the way we will still have to climb for 2-2:30 in average.
 
  • Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2630m) 100m uphill, 900m downhill. Lodge .
  • During the day time, you will trek down to Phakding, which normally takes about five hours. You will have some time to spend in Phakding evening in your lodge or outside in the local area interacting with the locals.
 
  • Day 14: Phakding to Lukla (2840m) 380m uphill, 100m downhill Lodge.
  • This is your last day in the Everest Region as part of this tour. You will have a leisurely walk back to Lukla. Later in Lukla, you will have lunch and then go for a short walk to a nearby Sherpa village and you can either hop in a local pub for a drink.
 
  • Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight. Complimentary massage, Hotel.
  • Early in the morning you will be preparing for your flight back to Kathmandu. However the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu along the way to the hotel will remind of Kathmandu. Complimentary massages from office after you get to Hotel. Last day for shopping before leaving Nepal. Farewell dinner with cultural show..
 
  • Day 16: Departure Day: A day to say goodbye and take happy memories back home.
 
  • Notice: Due bad weather during winter (January /February, winter and July/August monsoon season, the flights can be cancelled or delayed for few days so we advise you to have few days extra if you are planning for mentioned season.
 
  • Extended Trip:
  • If you have any plans for the remaining days in Nepal and you would prefer, lets us know we are always here to help you so that you can enjoy your day by visiting wild life National park or Jungle Safari ,Rafting, paragliding, Sightseeing etc.
  • Namaste and Shuvayatra

Before Booking with Devo Adventure:

Devo adventure is an Adventure company and it is important for people/ clients to know in details about the booking agreements. While booking it should clear to both the parties that there should be flexibility. We plan and make an itinerary on day to day basis and in case there is any delay caused by International or domestic flights, strikes, Government regulations, weather or natural casualties etc. We will help to plan a different trip with different itinerary or an alternative program that will be decided by both the parties agreement. If an agreement cannot be made, Devo Adventure shall be only responsible for refund after deducting expenses already incurred.

01: Is Nepal safe? Do I need to worry about earthquakes or aftershocks?

The trek is perfectly safe. The route has been checked and validated by the people of geological department of Nepal government. We have also taken measures to ensure your safety. Few places got affected but that wont has any effect in the trek.

02: How can I get to Nepal?

You get to Nepal by air or by land. If you are flying then you will be entering from Tribhuwan International airport, which is the only international airport in Nepal, if you are entering by land then from north it will be from Kathmandu-Lhasa border and if you entering by land then you will be entering from,

03: Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate.

You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

04: Do I get visa on arrival?

Yes you can, please bring 5 passport size photos and 40 $ for 30 Days Visa.

05: Are there power supplies in main cities of Nepal?

Yes there electricity supplies in Kathmandu but there are also frequent power cuts in a day. Standard hotels do have generators as backup power.

06: Can anyone join the trip?

Anyone can join this trip; Age is not a barrier too provided you possess a basic level of mental fortitude and physical fitness. A regular jogging for two months before trekking is advised for little comfort during the trek.

07: What is the basic level of fitness required (Early preparations, mental and physical fitness)?

The trip will cover an average of 5-6 hours of high altitude trekking each day. The higher we go, thinner the air gets. But that is what makes it fun (Some might call this challenging!) For those who aren’t used to this, the first few days will be difficult. The trek is designed in the way to let your body acclimatize slowly so we advise number 2 should be followed to enjoy the trek.

Do note:  All couch potatoes and people out of shape, you guys need to attain a basic level of fitness. We would suggest warming up for the trip at least two months before the trip by jogging for an hour or hitting some weights.

08: Are the flights to Lukla regular and what happens if the flight gets delayed?

Flights to Lukla are operated by few airline companies and should be booked in advance. Due to unpredictable weather so some time the flight can be delayed or cancelled form few hours to couple of days so we suggest you to have few back up days.    

09: Insurance?

We highly recommend you get yourself insured for the trip. We recommend “world nomads”. Do ensure your insurance policy that applies at an altitude of 6300 meters above sea level, and covers accidents, emergency medical costs and evacuation including helicopter evacuation and theft or loos of belonging, The reason we advise this is because if something untoward happens sometimes the best way to get out quick is in a helicopter which can be very expensive if you are not insured.

10: Food provisions and accommodation?

Accommodation: In Kathmandu, pokhara or any big cities we will stay in a standard category hotel. During the trek, we shall stay in local basic lodges and tea houses as they are called locally.

Food: Kathmandu has good options. While on a trek, access to fancy food is limited. However, the meals will be nutritious, wholesome and soul strengthening.

11: Preexisting medical conditions or allergies?

Do let us know if you have any allergies or medical conditions, when you sign up. Access to medical facilities and hospitals will be limited during the trek, however during a life threatening contingency when aid is required, an evacuation can be arranged for to transport you to the nearest hospital. Please make sure that are insured.

12: How to reach Kathmandu?

International flights operate regularly everyday to Kathmandu. By road from India we do have open borders in east west and south and from China the border from Zangmu or Khasa.

13: Do I need to worry about altitude acclimatization?

We will be ascending gradually towards the base camp and the ascent is spread over a long period. So acclimatization shouldn’t be a problem. However for those who do feel difficult to acclimatize we suggest the drug Diamox that helps in acclimatizing, if you are allergic to sulpha-based drugs then do consult your doctor for alternatives. Drinking more water or at least 4 liters a day is advised.

14: How many people will be accompanying me on the trip?

A maximum of 15 and a minimum of 2 people are advised. For more than 6 people we provide two guides and for more than 12 people in a group 3 guides are provided.

15: What kind of bag should I bring?

Do I need to carry my luggage myself or will there be porters to carry my bag for me during the trekking days? We would recommend a haversack or a trekking bag and we provide 1 porter for two people.

16: What will be the weather in Kathmandu, and in the trek?

During spring and summer (March- June the temperature in the trek from 0 to 28 Degree at day time depending on the heights and 0 to -10 at night depending on heights.

17: What safety measures will be taken?

Precautions have been taken for your safety and enjoyable trek. We advise you to fully do the check up before planning so that we know about our clients. We take our time for the trek and the staffs will have first aid medical kit depending on the seriousness of the client, we take rest or also make helicopters available, which will be provided by your Insurance. We will take notes about the trail as we start our trek.

Also: You agree to be part of the group and the leader. The tour leader has the authority of making decisions for the groups benefit and if there are any problems that could affect the trip so by signing the booking form you accept the leader decision. The tour leader will give you a complete briefing at your arrival about your journey with Devo Adventure.

18: What will the return journey be like?

The trip ends in Kathmandu where you can fly out. However we highly recommend you keep a buffer day. We can arrange an extra night stay for you in Kathmandu. Going down will be quick and as you have already acclimatized. Lots of up hill and long down hill is frequently done.

19: What is your experience level in doing such treks?

A trekking company who have people working in this field for 10- 15 years) who have a great amount of experience doing such treks, as well as trekking to the summit from the base camp. The local guide knows the route thoroughly, hence any issues will also join us and help will be right around!

20: What is the paper work, documentation I need?

We will arrange all the paper work. All you need is the passport, visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport. Non- Indian passport holders, we shall arrange all permits inside Nepal. Visa for western clients are available on arrival in airport but this takes quite some time so if you already have visa from your own country you wont have to line up in queue for long. To Indian nationals visa is not needed.

21: How does the payment work- Installments/ down payments?

Payment for flight, permits and hotel should be paid in advance 1and half or a month before to insure the bookings so we suggest you to pay 20% advance while doing the booking for trek. Please ask if the bank charges for the transfer and in such charges the clients should the liable charges.

22: How much money to carry on the trip?

Access to ATM’s is limited once outside Kathmandu. Indian currency is accepted everywhere except in trekking area. You will not be spending much money on the trek anyway, as we will arrange everything. We don’t recommend carrying lot of money or valuables. 300 $ would be a good amount to keep with you. The only thing we will be spending on will be munchies, chips, biscuits, juices, water, battery charging and shower etc. All you shopping fanatics can find heaven in Kathmandu, where you will have option of spending for shopping.

Also note due to the agreement between Indian and Nepalese governments it is illegal to carry 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Nepal for an Indian citizen if the amount of cash you are carrying exceeds Rs 25,000.

23: Will I have mobile network and electricity?

Yes mobile networks is available almost in Popular trekking areas but some time if there is any problem it will take few weeks before it works again. The mobile outside the capital will be patchy and non-existent, especially during certain parts of the trek. Electricity or solar lights will be available at most places; some places on the trek will not have it and will rely on solar charged batteries only.

24: How do I charge my phone or camera battery?

We recommend carrying back up batteries for your camera and a solar charger to avoid paying for charging your devices at tea houses on the route (they will charge about Rs 150-400 per battery one device.

25: What if I get really sick or injure myself and cannot continue the trip, will I get a refund for the days of the trip remaining?

If due to unforeseen circumstances, you get injured or really sick and cannot continue the trip the money paid to us will be forfeit in such a scenario.

26: I am a single, solo woman traveler. Is it safe?

Yes. The trip is designed to accommodate single solo women travelers. Accommodation shall be on a twin-sharing basis everywhere and all females shall bunk together.

27: Why do I need an extra buffer day on the trip?

If you are flying starting your trip by flights then we recommend a day or two as a spare day so that you don’t get panic or miss the International flight.

29 Do I need vaccination before arriving Nepal?

Yes, it is better to have vaccination for Rabies, Malaria, or seek help from http://ciwec-clinic.com/health-information/immunizations-recommended-for-travel-in-nepal/

30: List of Clothing/ Gears:

Down jacket -5-10 c for trek, -15 for climbing.

Full fingers woolen gloves.

Pair of Shocks. 4 Pairs.

Thermal cap.

Fleece few of them.

Quick drying towel

Quick drying t-shirt or shirts.

Long Thermal inner wares.

Trekking Trousers and trekking shorts.

Wind / waterproof jacket.

Water proof ankle proof shoes:

Equipments:

LED headlight with spare rechargeable batteries.

Water bottle.

Sunscreen 35- 50 plus.

Trekking poles.

Sun glasses.

Trekking bag.

Laundry soap.

Solar charger.

Multi charge adaptor.

Sleeping bag (please bring your own if you have -10 c).

Miscellaneous:

5 Copies of Passport Photos:

Insurance copy

28: When you book any adventure and holiday trip with us we assume that you have read the full detail of booking term and conditions mentioned in our website and you are full aware of it and you have agreed with the agreement.