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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration 12 days
Max-Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft
Transportation Flight/Car
Grade moderate
Accommodation Lodge/Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Best Season Mar - May & Sept - Dec
Communication Available
Group Size 1 - 15 PAX

Everest Base Camp Trek, is one of the foremost prevalent and unforgettable experience goals within the Himalayas. The landscape is impressive, bright peaks,impressive glaciers, ancient and precious monasteries are the key to sublimity.Obviously, the lovely Sherpa people,their culture and tradition add more charm to this historic trekking.We will have an exciting flight to Lukla and start guiding the adventure to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Walking along the Dudh Koshi River, we climbed the settled settlement of the Namche Bazaar.

Everest Base Camp Trek, is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. This trek also provides a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking imaginable mountain Scenery. Nepal is a fascinating country and the trek gives an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa community. Our ascent is steady and well traverse to best suit the acclimatization needed. Sunrise on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Patthar. This Everest Base Camp trekking is also one for the lover of high places and those wanting to push themselves to the limit. It is a tough challenge and not to be taken lightly with generally well-graded paths but some tougher sections in the Khumbu glacier.

Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding(2,651m/8,700ft): 30 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hours tre
Day 02: Phakding – Namche (3,438m/11,280 ft): 4- 5 hours
Day 03: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,358m/14,295 ft) 5 – 6 hour
Day 06: Dingboche: Acclimatization(4,358m/14,295 ft)
Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)
Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft)
Day 09:
Gorakshep – Kala Pathar (5,550m/18,204ft) – Pheriche(4200 m)
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,500m/11,480ft) – 7 hours
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours
Day 12: Lukla – Kathmandu (1400 m)

Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding(2,651m/8,700ft): 30 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hours trek
We take an early morning flight to Lukla and start our trek. The trail then leads to Phakding via Cheplung village from where we get a magnificent view of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain that has never been summited. Overnight at Phakding.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 02: Phakding – Namche (3,438m/11,280 ft): 4- 5 hours
We continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages leading the entrance to the Everest National Park. Then we pass Jorsale village crossing a suspension bridge and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We continue our trek ascending on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
We explore Namche Bazaar and hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
The trek until Phunki is an easy walk. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village exploring the famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. The Tengboche Monastery opens at 3:00 pm, so if we reach there by 4 o’clock we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,358m/14,295 ft) 5 – 6 hours
We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. The trek continues passing through the upper Pangboche trail and exploring the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to Dingboche via Imja Valley and Lobuche River. Overnight at Dingboche. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Day 06: Dingboche: Acclimatization(4,358m/14,295 ft) Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. We can spend time hiking to the hill about four hours behind Dingboche to view the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Overnight at Dingboche.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft
The trek continues walking around 7 hours (9 km) along the Himalayan trail heading towards the famous base camp of the world’s tallest peak exploring the breathtaking magnificent view of the mountains. The trail then continues via Dughla pass to the mountain village of Lobuche for the overnight stay.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) – Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft)
Today we continue our trek to Everest Base camp walking long day nearly 12 hours (17 km) to Gorakshep. After reaching Gorak shep, check-in at the lodge, have lunch and walk to the Base Camp to enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains. Then we walk back to Gorakshep from the base camp for overnight stay.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Gorakshep – Kala Pathar (5,550m/18,204ft) – Pheriche(4200 m)
After early breakfast, we walk up to the highest point of the trek, Kalapatthar for a magnificent view of the world’s tallest Everest and several other mountains like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. It takes about three hours to reach the top. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep for lunch which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Patthar. After lunch, we hike down to Pheriche to spend the night.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,500m/11,480ft) – 7 hours
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Pangboche and Tengboche before continuing to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back to Namche in the afternoon. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours
This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Lukla – Kathmandu (1400 m)
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. We take you for a cultural dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: To avoid the risk of missing your International flight we always suggest you have 2 to 3 days extra at the end of your trip because the flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Often delayed or canceled due to bad weather conditions. If the flight to Lukla is canceled for more than 3 days, then, in that case, we will possibly change the itinerary for something equally better alternative trek.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and Drop
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation  including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trip
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Entrance Fee for Sightseeing
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills,hot and cold drinks , battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,Tea, Coffee, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Clothing and Equipment List

Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period in Himalayas.

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover or Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts, Underwear, Hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Fleece or wool pants, Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants, Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries, Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag,

Basic First Aid Kit 

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag,

Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches),

Water bottles (2 bottles recommended), Toiletries, Small wash towel.

1. Will somebody come to pick me up?
Our trekking Guide from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu for your flight to Lukla.

2. What sort of accommodation can I expect in trekking?
Normal teahouses/lodges will be provided along the trekking routes in the mountains. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission. Up until Dingboche, you will have attached toilet and bathroom. But in two locations Lobuche and Gorakshep, you will have to use a common toilet and bathroom. (depend on Season)

3. Is it possible to swap my accommodation from mountain guesthouse to hotels in Kathmandu?
Substituting the accommodation or swapping from the mountain guest house to Kathmandu is NOT possible. We only provide two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu included in the package. In case of flight cancellation or early arrival to Kathmandu due to any sickness in the mountain or any of your own personal reason or due to bad weather and you are unable to continue the trek, you will need an extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu. We can make these arrangements for a supplemental charge.

4. Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I Have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?
Yes! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and a 30% deposit payment. You can pay the balance of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu.

5. Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip?
During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room.

6. Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants, we can arrange the trip for one person as well.

7. When I pay the remainder of the money on arrival in Kathmandu, how do you take that money? US cash or credit card?
You can clear the remainder of the money upon your arrival in Kathmandu or even before you arrive in Kathmandu. You can use USD, Euro, Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swiss franc in cash, Master or Visa cards for the payment options. There will be 4% bank levy when paying by credit card.

8. What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest Base Camp trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to the destination

9. Is the food in the mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
YES, the food is very safe during the trekking but we recommend you to eat vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.

10. Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

11. What is the alternative option if my flight to and from Lukla is canceled or delayed?
Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical issues. In such a case, Ace the Himalaya can help you charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trek or international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter and Dornier can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters are also not operated for the flights. In such cases, we will reschedule your flight for the next day provides you alternative trek options.

12. How much should I pay for the Heli charter?
The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, American Express only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The extra charges incurred are approximately $2,500 to $3,000 USD per helicopter (minimum USD 500 to maximum USD 3,000 per person) would be applicable to you for the helicopter charter. Usually, the helicopter takes only 3 to 5 passengers at a time. Therefore whatever the cost of a helicopter is, the price is divided among the group members. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by the bank itself. (Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure doesn’t own any of those 4% amounts)

13. What is the best season for this trekking?
Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September through to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December is the best time to do Everest base camp deluxe trek.

14. What sort of weather condition and temperature will be in Trekking?
Every trekking trip up the mighty Mt. Everest presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that forever live on in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns, and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Everest region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur on a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C, only to dip down as low as -20 degrees C in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season. Spring – March / April / May / June Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters. July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. There are positives to trekking during the monsoon months, however. The excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C. Autumn – End of September / October / November Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude. Regardless of the time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts.

15. Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

16. What if I am very sick in the mountain?
Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use the first aid kit and have the knowledge to use Oxy meter. They are very much aware that higher the altitude the oxygen level gets lesser so to get updated on the oxygen level of our client and to know whether they are fit enough or needs extra precautions to continue. Guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and the situation of every client. During the time of emergency, our guides are alert and keep updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when the client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized.

17. What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. We also recommend: · A dental check-up prior to traveling. That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

18. What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid. If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatsoever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for accommodations unused.

19. Where do we go to the toilet along the trail?
Wherever possible we utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot!

20. What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house/guesthouse?
Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however tea houses at higher elevations you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside.

21. Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
Normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when available. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountains especially during peak time.

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