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Everest Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Nepal · Private Tour · 15 Days
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Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most popular trekking trial in the world consisting the spectacular view of four of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu. The foot trail follows the Dudh Koshi, crosses the rhododendron forest, meets the Mongolian faces, passes villages and closer looks at the highest Buddhist Monasteries. The trek further offers the sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site, home to a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna. We will reach maximum altitude 5380m. Trekkers with normal physical fitness can do this trek. Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kathmandu
Day 2 - Kathmandu
Day 3 - Kathmandu → Lukla → Phakding
Day 4 - Phakding → Namche
Day 5 - Namche
Day 6 - Namche → Tengboche
Day 7 - Tengboche → Dingboche
Day 8 - Dingboche
Day 9 - Dingboche → Lobuche
Day 10 - Lobuche → Gorak Shep
Day 11 - Gorak Shep → Kala Patthar → Pheriche
Day 12 - Pheriche → Khumjung
Day 13 - Khumjung → Lukla
Day 14 - Lukla → Kathmandu
Day 15 - Kathmandu

What is included

  • Return airport transfers in Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Local flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Transports by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation at 3* hotels with breakfast
  • 11 nights accommodation at tea house during trekking with full board
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking Guide for arrival assistance and during sightseeing in Kathmandu; English speaking License Holder Mountain Guide including all his expenses and meals during trekking
  • All the applicable service charges, government taxes, Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing (Approximately USD 15 per person)
  • Porter carrying maximum 30kg of luggage (Approximately USD 275 per porter)
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned
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1
Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our representative then transferred to the hotel.

Welcome drinks will be offered upon arrival then our representative will explain briefly about the program upon arrival at hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Kathmandu Altitude: 1300 m

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Arts

Kathmandu

day
2
Kathmandu

After breakfast, start a full day of sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites.

Sightseeing at Bouddhanath -world's biggest stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Patan Durbar Square -which is a distinct place for arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th and Swoyambhunath -a monkey temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley and tribute to Buddhism. 

Rest of the time is free on your own.

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Kathmandu

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3
Kathmandu → Lukla → Phakding

Fly to Lukla early in the morning from Kathmandu Tribhuvan Domestic Airport then have breakfast at a restaurant near the airport. Lukla is quite colder than Kathmandu because of it's higher altitude at 2,800m. Books, internet facility and trekking gear are also available here.

After breakfast, the journey starts from Lukla then walk to Phakding through Chaurikharka, Chiplong, Thadokovi and Ghat. We can see spectacular Himalayan view from Chiplong and Thadokovi, as well as many monasteries, maane and script.

Today's journey is not so difficult because Phakding, at 2,650m, is at a lower altitude than Lukla. It is also a commercial place so we can also see hotel and bhattis over there. 

Overnight at tea house.

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Kathmandu → Lukla 35min
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Lukla → Phakding 4h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Phakding

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4
Phakding → Namche

After breakfast, we will walk to Namche through Tok-Tok, Manju and Jorsalle. The journey from Phakding to Jorsalle is quite easy. We have to check in Everest National Park in Manju as a first check point.

Then after an hour walk along the bank of Dudkoshi River we will reach Jorsalle and have breakfast there. Then after some minutes we have to cross Dudhkoshi River and bridge.

After the bridge, there is a steep up route we have to follow. If the weather is clear we can see Mount Everest from Thamidanda and see many beautiful mountains, waterfalls and mane on the way to Namche.

At 3,340m, Namche is the biggest commercial area of Everest Region where we can find everything needed to trekkers like internet facility and ATM. Bakery cafe and pub is also available here. Every Friday and Saturday, a special type of fair is held here. 

Overnight at tea house.

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Phakding → Namche 7h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Namche

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5
Namche

After breakfast, we will have a day for acclimatization

We can take a short hike of 5-6 hours for which we have to walk steep up from Namche to Syangboche then to Everest View Hotel to Khumjung where lunch can be taken. At Khumjung we can also see the monastery and school made by Sir Edmund Hilary. 

During this trekking we will get chance to see many beautiful mountains. You can also visit the Sherpa Museum located at Namche. After a day hiking return to Namche.

Overnight at tea house.

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Tea House

Namche

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6
Namche → Tengboche

After breakfast, today we have to reach Tengboche from Namche through Sarasa and PhunkiTanga. We can walk easily from Namche to Phunki Tanga because the route is straight down.

You will have lunch at PunkiTanga then the journey is steep up till Tengboche. During the journey you can view beautiful mountains and the traces of Buddhism culture and people.

At 3,870m, Tengboche is a small place that has internet facility and 5 hotels. It is the best spot to view Ama Dab lam Mountain

Overnight at tea house.

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Namche → Tengboche 6h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Tengboche

day
7
Tengboche → Dingboche

After breakfast, start trekking to Tengboche, famous for it's sunrise view. Today’s journey is down straight and straight up so it can be done easily.

Then follow down from Tengboche to Dudhkoshi. Then by walking at the bank of the river you will reach Dingboche, the highest altitude place of Nepal where plant vegetation and crops like potato are grown. 

Overnight at tea house.

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Tengboche → Dingboche 5h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Dingboche

day
8
Dingboche

After breakfast, we will have a day for acclimatization

You can hike according to your choice. You can go to Chhukung Village, located at 4700m. From here you can see the top most part of Mount Makalu, Imja glacier and lake. In the evening return to Tangboche. 

Overnight at tea house.    

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Tengboche

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9
Dingboche → Lobuche

After breakfast, you can visit Chorten at Dingboche then move to Thukla from Tengboche where the route is straight up and can be done easily. Have lunch in Thukla then after that take a steep up route and view the statue of those who had lost their life during Everest Expedition.

Then after walking sometimes you will reach Lobuche, at 4,900m. Today you can see Pumori mountain and Khumbu glacier for which you can go through Khombala from Lobuche, which is a very cold place with 5-6 hotels, lodges and guest houses. 

Overnight at tea house.

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Tengboche → Lobuche 5h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Lobuche

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10
Lobuche → Gorak Shep

After breakfast, we go to the higher altitude in Gorak Shep. The trail goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. 

A small ascent will take us to Thangma Riju from where we have 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. 

As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip.

Overnight at tea house. 

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Lobuche → Gorak Shep 9h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Gorak Shep

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11
Gorak Shep → Kala Patthar → Pheriche

After breakfast, we will start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. Today is the climax of our trip. 

However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. 

During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar, at 5,600m. From kala Patthar, we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. 

We can take as many pictures as we want with our camera but do noy forget to imprint the vista into our mind's eye so that it lasts a lifetime. Back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and wait other participants to return.

Overnight at tea house. 

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Gorak Shep → Periche 9h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Pheriche

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12
Pheriche → Khumjung

After breakfast, we cross Khumbu Khola (stream). Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, we pass through the villages of Tsuro Wog, Orsho, Shomare and reach Pangboche at the base of Ama Dablam. 

We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and pass through the Deboche village and reach Tengboche. From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 500m leads through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. 

We cross the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at Phunki Tenga. Further, we pass the village of Tashinga and Sanasa before finally reaching beautiful village of Khumjung

Upon arrival at this juncture, we appreciate the gorgeous Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Khumjung is a very interesting Sherpa hamlet of Khumbu which is the home to avid Sherpa Mountaineers. The signs of contribution made by Sir Edmund Hillary can be seen here in Khumjung and its surrounding areas. 

Overnight in tea house.

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Pheriche → Khumjung 6h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Namche

day
13
Khumjung → Lukla

After breakfast, we further enjoy a combo of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distant background Kwangde peak. 

As we walk through the Sherpa villages, we notice impressive display of faith in Buddhism and cultural practices associated with it as prayer stones dot the landscape and prayer flags flap in the wind. We cross the Dhud Koshi River through the prayer flags strewn suspension bridges and also cross one of its tributary, Thado Koshi once. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla

Overnight at tea house.

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Khumjung → Lukla 5h
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Tea House

Lukla

day
14
Lukla → Kathmandu

After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning because there are no flights after 9-10am due to strong wind.

Check in at the hotel. You could spend the day leisurely, perhaps you could stroll around the tourist market and do some shopping.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Lukla → Kathmandu 35min
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Hotel Arts

Kathmandu

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15
Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight for onward journey.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Kathmandu
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Hotel Arts

Phakding
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Tea House

Namche
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Tea House

Tengboche
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Tea House

Dingboche
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Tea House

Lobuche
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Tea House

Gorak Shep
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Tea House

Pheriche
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Tea House

Lukla
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Tea House

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$1498

Photos

Pheriche
Tengboche Monastery Trek
Gorak Shep
Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Namche Village
Phakding
Tengboche
Tengboche
Dingboche
Dingboche
Lobuche
Gorak Shep
Pheriche
Khumjung
Himalaya View from Flight
Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu

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What travelers say

  • Sigfrido C. from Spain
    Apr 2015

    Nepal, a new experience, a new world. From the moment of the reservation, Santoshi was polite, understanding, caring and professional at all moments. My advice is to tell her what kind of journey would you like, and just let her organize it all for you, you will not be disappointed. For us, we wanted a cultural-adventure honeymoon trip and she organized for us a trip around Katmandu with private driver and guide, Everest Mountain Flight (Don´t miss this one!) Safari in Chitwan National Park, and a overnight stay in a hotel Close to the Himalayas. The price is cheap for what you receive, friendliness of the guides, drives (I wish the driver spoked better English), Fast transfers in a crowded city, they invited us to cultural programs (traditional music dances) an a bunch of dinner (Delicious Nepali food, pd; ASK FOR MOMO). I really recommend to come to Nepal, get to know the culture and let Santoshi guide you trough your journey.

  • Sacha D. from Netherland
    Dec 2014

    I just want to thank you and your team for the great arrangements you have done for us. Honestly, we were very glad and happy with your accuracy and sincerity in the arrangements. We already informed all friends and family and your great arrangements and all were enthusiastic to come and visit Nepal. Keep the good job, and wish you Nepal a great future and all the best.

  • Helena S. from France
    Oct 2014

    We were very pleased with the tour guide, he was great. We were picked up everywhere on time and the car was always ready. The Gokarna Hotel was wonderful, we loved it, the kids especially. We had a great time and it is clear to us how much attention and care the country and its people pit into welcoming the visitors. I have been recommending it to everyone I talk to at work. Thank you for the great job you did in organizing our trip. Best Wishes.

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