Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest,the highest surface in the earth was first climbed by Tensing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 may 29. After the successful expedition over it in 1953 it became dream destination of million people. Thousands of Guinness World Records are related to Everest. Mt.Everest commonly known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibet. Not only the climbing, trekking around Everest is also popular route day by day. Everest Base Camp, the popular trekking destination is dominated by Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek offers us life time memory. Most of route we will trekking is inside the Sagarmatha National Park which is also include in world heritage size. Tangboche Monastery during the way is another point of attraction. The largest Gompa in the Khumbu region was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu has situated at 3,867 m. Culture, religion, rituals and custom of Sherpa people will be different experience for us. Sherpa is the ethnic group of people in eastern Nepal. The story of Yeti, the history of Tibetan Buddhism, records regarding climbing Everest etc will make our trekking more unforgettable. After the adventurous flight to Lukla Airstrip(world’s dangerous airport), we will heading towards Phakding. Next day we start to climb through Manjo village entering to Sagarmatha National park to reach Namche Bazzar. Namche Bazzar is also known as ‘The Gate way of Everest’. After acclimatization on beautiful area of Namche bazzar another day we move towards tangboche. Similarly, we keep moving through Debuche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Thukla, Lobuche, Gorak Shep until we reach Everest Base Camp. After hiking to Kala pattar, we will back through Pheriche and most of the way will be similar up to Lukla. Our trek from Lukla to Lukla will be 12 days in total including 2 days acclimatization on the way.

Trip Facts:

Total Trip duration: 14 days.

Trek days: 12 days out in the wild…

Trek grade: Strenuous but enjoyable to the core, the rewards are immense…

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing.

Starts: in Kathmandu.

Ends: in Kathmandu.

Best season: Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Feb/ Mar/ April and May.

Max altitude: 5545m. (Kalapathar)…this is where we peak!

Accommodation: Budget hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights) & Best hotel/lodges on the trail.

Aeals: All meals are provided for on the trail(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner).

Transportation: Comfortable vehicles (car/van) and a flight.

Group size: Min 2 person; max 14 people.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, We will personally be at the airport to pick you up on time. You will be transferred to your hotel as per the prior booking agreed between us. After refreshing up with some welcome drinks, you can go to your room, relax for some time and then stroll the night and get enchanted by Kathmandu, visit the local market and buy some necessary things which you may need. On returning back to your hotel,  Enjoy your first night in the ancient city of temples & cows, probably the most in the world. 

(Service includes: Airport pickup +Hotel BB Plan)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

After enjoying your b/fast at the hotel, we next head down to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes some 30 minutes and ends in an exciting landing on a unique mountain airstrip that runs uphill. Lukla, situated at an altitude of 2,850 m, is the gateway as well as the trailhead for all treks in the Everest region. After meeting the support crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi valley on a well-trodden trail to our first camp site near a river at Phakding.

 (Service includes: Flight+ Guide+Porter+Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner+ local lodge)

Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar.
 

From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges till we reach Monjo. Beyond Monjo lies the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established by the Government of Nepal in 1976 in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain ecosystem. The park, spread over an area of 1,148 sq km, includes the upper catchments of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, and is largely composed of rugged terrain, gorges and giant hulks of rock and snow, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), the tallest of them all. A steep hike from Monjo takes us to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading center in the Khumbu region and is a meeting place not only for the Nepali traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan traders who cross the glaciated Nangpa La in the north, but also for trekkers and expedition members either going up to rendezvous with Mt. Everest and its minions or those on their return lap. We camp near Namche Bazaar.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+local lodge)

Day 04: Namche bazaar acclimatization day.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Thyangboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel (3,780m) from sea label,or over 300m above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above at the town of Namche.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 05: Namche bazaar to Tengboche.[3867m]

From Namche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi. We get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. We camp near the monastery. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from the campsite.(Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche 4410m.

Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of well cultivated lush green fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at best available lodge.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 07: Dingboche acclimatization day.

We will spend the day at Dingboche resting and exploring the surroundings of the area. We will get fantastic views of Mt. Amadablam (6856m) from here. If you want to view the best picture of the White Mountains then you can walk to the highland towards the north of the hill  from where we can see the admirable views of Mt.Makalu 8485m,along with Mt.Lhotse. We will spend the whole day enjoying, relaxing and acclimatizing ourselves so that we get used to the thin air as we go higher.  (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche.

Beyond Dingboche we trek up the steep difficult moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We find our path through the boulder-strewn slope as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an uncanny ridge top with dramatic mountains views. An early start is necessary today, as we have to cross Thug La and make the 3hrs long descent to Lobuche. As we hike up the valley, we cross a ridge and an old lateral moraine, before beginning the rocky scramble to the pass. From the pass there are excellent views, across to the famous Rolwaling Valley in the west and Ama Dablam to the south east. The steps from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier [often snow covered] which is fairly straightforward. There are more excellent views of Ama Dablam and the forbidding north face of Cholatse as we descend to the pastures below. The way to Lobuche contours the grassy slopes above a lake, the Tshola Tsho, to join up with the main Everest trail from Pheriche and Tengboche. The trail flattens out and follows the valley on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier as we plod on to Lobuche for the night.(Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge) 

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak shep to Everest base camp 5360m.

For the trek to Everest Base Camp, a very early start is required. It takes 8-9 hours on a trail across the Khumbu Glacier which weaves its way along translucent ice pinnacles and past seemingly bottomless crevasses. At Base Camp, there will hopefully be an expedition residence' and there are great views up into the Khumbu Icefall where there is often some climbing activity. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the south Col. We then return to Gorakshep for a night. We will spend approximately 9 and half hours trekking up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on a glacier and snow- capped rocks. We can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp area. We then return to Gorakshep for our stay overnight at a lodge. (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar 5545m,and to Pheriche.

Today is the key day of our journey. We set out early at 4.30am to Kalapathar from Gorakshep from where we can get fabulous views of sunlight piercing the cloud to reflect on the white snow. After a continuous ascent for 2 hours, we can peak at Kalapathar. We will have to return soon from Kalapathar as the cold gusty wind may affect us. We will return by our trail to Pheriche at 4280m.Kalapather is simply awesome with sunrise/sunset over the huge shimmering Mountains. When we get to our lodge at pheriche, we enjoy some hot tea & soup. (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 11: Pheriche to Kyangjuma [3500m] to Namche.
we will trek down through hillocks blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers set our surroundings ablaze. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for a lunch break. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail, we then follow the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch & rest our weary bones. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar at a similar hotel of your liking.

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 12: Namche to Lukla.

We continue our way downhill following some steep forest paths. We have enough time to take rest and to shop some of the lovely souvenirs hereabouts. We will continue our way to Monjo as it will be easier tomorrow to reach Lukla. The village of Monjo is situated at a height of 2840m and 3 hrs more trekking brings us to Lukla. trekking route is about 7 hours long. – this is our last night on these lovely mountains that have been home to us all of these days…

 (Service includes: Guide+Porter, +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+ lodge)

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu.

After an early breakfast, hoping for good weather, we board our 35 minutes flight for Kathmandu. We bid farewell to these wonderful mountains that sheltered us all of these days as our journey in Nepal concludes today on a merry note! There is not much except send a few mails home telling the folks about the dream holidays you enjoyed. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Overnight at your hotel.(Service include: Guide+Flight+Breakfast+Airport transfer+Hotel BB plan)

Day 14: Farewell program. Adios Amigos!

Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from A One Nepal trek will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to organize your plans for the next adventure in the wonderful Himalayan country of Nepal. Thank you for visiting Nepal…we sure hope to meet you again someday!!! 

(Service include: Breakfast + Airport drop)

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights Budget hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One day city tour with Guide and private drive.
  • 12 days in lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • All ground transport by car.
  • Flight from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu. 
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant  trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging,
  • Guides flight cost.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • Trekking Area related trekking map for clients.
  • Trek certificate after excursion By “A One Nepal Trek”
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

     

    Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and *two passport photographs,)

  • Meal city like Kathmandu.

  • Entry tickets during city tour.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.

  • Travel and rescue insurance if emergency encase for clients.

  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.

  • Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc

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Trek highlights:

Best popular trekking part of Nepal. Based on good Lodge as familiar atmosphere with local people/Local lodge are available at most of trekking part. Buddies people with agriculture, animal husbandry, wild life, Sherpa highland culture, and massive Mountains. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. This is untouchable place for not every dreaming trekkers.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 8 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg.

 Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations are  Tea-house twin/group sharing basis in local house Or  Luxurious hotels are  available at  some place. Based on standard of hygiene, and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. Nice kitchen supplies all types’ food and beverage.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food; different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, &  usually local typical.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat, warm fleece cap, Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sun-glass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, down Jacket, inner thermal, Gloves, If you have your private sleeping bag/If not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug,5 pc of PP size photos, and necessary  things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Khumbu region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’t. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

 Best Season:

For all season. Even, September to mid of December and February to May.

 Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least 3 months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. The domestic flight to Lukla/Kathmandu is hard to get for best season.One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fees are not free.]

Booking Guideline:

@ Contact with us for all trip deal and discussion.

@ Print all program that we agreement, cost details and bring that with you.

@ Make sure your all information is correct as your upcoming trip with us.

@ Make confirmation your international flight tickets and passport size photo to your Trekking/Tour operator company A One Nepal Trek.  We need that to make your TIMS card and to buy ACAP entry Ticket.

@ Send us your at-list 6 months of valid passport copy of all members of group.

@ Send us your 25% booking advance of all members of group by bank wire. Although, your all process should have to be before 3 months of your trip in Nepal.

Fixed Departure

 

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price for:1-4 person of Group. Price for:5-10 person of Group.
Every day as Per clients date.   USD 1,449 Per Person. USD 1,285 Per Person.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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