17 Day Everest Base Camp Trek 2016 2017 October 18 - Nov. 3 April 1 - 17 November 6 - 22 May 4 - 20
Note: If these tour dates are not suitable for you we can arrange a private tour (minimum 2 people) for an additional $187 USD per person
Itinerary Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu or meet our representative in Kathmandu – transfer to hotel. Overnight (O/N) Hotel. Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing, including the Buddhist stupa of Boudhnath, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Patan Durbar Square, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. O/N Hotel.
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Lukla (2880m) - Phakding (2740m). O/N Lodge. Our early morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes us to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. We stay there.
Day 04 : Phakding - Namche (3445m). The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit. Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.
Day 05: NAMCHE BAZZAR- THAME (3,800m) - NAMCHE BAZZAR:A day to acclimatize. We hike to Sangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6,500m) and Kwangde (6,187m).
Day 06: TYANGBOCHE (3,800m):From Namche we trek to Khumjung at the foot of sacred Khumbila peak (5,761m). Khumjung Gompa possesses what is said to be the skull of a yeti! Continue to Phunki and Tyangboche monastery for one of the most magnificent views in the world; an awe inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants: Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kategna and Thamserku. Day 07 : DINGBOCHE (4,300m):Cross the Imja Khola and continue through terraced fields and rolling pastures where yaks graze to Pangboche (3,860m).
Day 08 : DINGBOCHE (4,300m) Day trip to Chhukung valley (4,710m) and return trek to Dingboche. Rather than just sitting around in the tents or tea house, we encourage you to attempt one of two hikes. The shorter option ascends the hill immediately behind Dingboche, to drop steeply down to Periche. The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a medical post here and the western doctors conduct excellent seminars on Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) here on most afternoons or longer option is to trek up the Imja Tse valley towards Island Peak. The views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam / Chooyu from here are outstanding. After a few hours Chukung is reached, and after a rest return down the valley.
Day 09 : LOBUCHE (4,900m): The trail climbs through a grass carpeted valley to Khumbu Glacier and reaches Dughla - Lobuche.(4,920m)
Day 10 : Lobuje - Kala Pattar (5545m) - Gorakshep.A long day and an early start. We trek along the rough path along the side of the Khumbu glacier to the tea shacks at Gorak Shep. Behind rises the attractive 7000m peak of Pumori which dwarfs our trek’s summit of Kala Pattar. The route up is straight forward and takes most people between 90 minutes and 2 hours. All the peaks - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser peaks can be seen from this wonderful vantage point.
Day 11 : EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,300m) Visit Kalapattar (5,545m), and trek to Pheriche (4,240m). O/N Lodge.
Day 12: Trek Khumjung (3,790m). O/N Lodge.
Day 13 : MONJO (2500m): We continue our descent via Namche Bazar to Monjo.
Day 14: LUKLA (2,800m): Return to Lukla where we spend the night.
Day 15: Flight to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel. Day 16: Kathmandu free day – . Overnight Hotel. Day 17: Final Departure.
Cost: Trip Price USD $2597/- Per person on twin share basis (If you book the trip early and in a group you will get a special discount)
THE COST INCLUDES:
4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3 star or similar twin sharing standard room on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Sightseeing tour with English speaking city guide and all monument fees.
Basic comfortable Mountain lodge on trek.
Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu flight.
Domestic airport tax.
1 porter for each 2 members to carry their baggage (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
1 Sherpa English speaking guide for entire trek days (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
Guide and porter insurance.
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Meals (During the trek meals are easily available in the lodges that you are staying)
Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water, personal expenses
Your travel insurance (mandatory).
Nepal entry visa (Can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, requires 2 passport size photos and US$ 40 or equivalent in any other currency).
To avoid the risk of missing international flights, it is always recommended to have 2 or 3 days extra at the end of the trip to fly international, because Lukla airport is sensitive to fly and the chance of delay or cancel of the flight is always there. Also be prepared to pay some extra money for Helicopter charter flights if the regular flights are cancelled or delayed for few days. Make sure you have Insurnace at home to cover it.
If incase you gain those days, then you can spent extra days to go to Chitwan national park, white water rafting or Pokhara valley tour or do Yoga, message etc at the end of the trip. If incase flight is cancelled or delayed more then 2 days, we will re-schedule the trek to diffirent region for betterment of your trip.