Mt. Everest Base Camp
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About the Event
This trek leads you to the heart of the Khumbu region where you can feel the Sherpa hospitality and the Tibetan Buddhists culture. Everest Base Camp trek (EBC) became a popular trip after Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest with a trek through this trail in 1953. It has since become a tourist hub for trekkers and high Himalayan climbers alike. If you love nature and want to be in the picturesque Himalayan zone, be ready to face the adventure of Everest base camp trekking.
EBC trek embarks from the tiny airstrip of Lukla after a 35 min flight from Kathmandu. Incredible Himalayan panoramas can be seen during the flight. The land features of this trek are beautiful landscapes that range from dense rhododendron forests to alpine birch and juniper. As we climb higher, you incredible glaciers and wild rivers stemming from the Kumbhu ice falls. Namche bazaar, Khumjung, and Tengbuche are some of the spiritual places where you can view the ancient Everest monasteries, Chhortens, and Sherpa rituals. You will be surrounded by beautiful white peaks of several of the worlds tallest mountains including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Island Peak, Thamserku and more.
We will stop at Namche and Dingbuche to rest and spend full days acclimating to help our bodies adjust. From Lobuche, the trek goes up to EBC and trek down to Gorakshep. The very next day, we hike to Kalapatthar (18,400') to view the golden sunrise over Mt. Everest. The trek retraces all the way down to Lukla before we fly back to Kathmandu.
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Day to Day Itinerary (short version)
Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1300m).
Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation (1300m).
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs walk.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Trek to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 07:Trek to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 08:Acclimatization day.
Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4828m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep-EBC - Gorakshep (5160m-5365m-5160m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 11:Hike to Kalapatthar, trek down to Pheriche (5555m-4358m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 13:Trek to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly.
Difficulty: Challenging primarily due to altitude. We are not going up to the top of Everest (29,000'). This trip takes you to Everest Base Camp (17,600') and Kala Patthar (18,400') Our starting elevation will be in Lukla at 9,400'. We have a relaxed pace and plenty of time including 2 acclimatization days to help avoid altitude illness.
Our trip cost includes emergency rescue insurance which is required for this trip. It is extrememly rare for anyone to require evacuation but we have the ability if needed. In addition to emergency communication, our team is made up of experienced guides who are trained wilderness first responders and EMT's.
Gear needs for this trip are no different than typical hiking gear back home! Warm base layers, good footwear, and a few other things are all you need. A full gear list will be provided. Some items including a warm puff jacket or sleeping bag for this trip can be provided if needed at no extra cost. Our professional porters will carry the bulk of your gear so all that is left for you are snacks, water, and rain gear.
Does this include food? Yes. All meals are included during the trek.
What does lodging like? We are sleeping in a series of "Tea Houses" along the route. You will have beds in a shared room with roommates (from the group). Sorry, a solo room will not be available on the trail. Everyone can pair up with a roomate of your choosing.
Price: $2360 Payment deadline August 1st
A $450 non-refundable deposit can be made to secure your spot. Wan't to make this trip all inclusive? We can take care of your flight as well for just $1300. Please let us know at the time of your registration.
All airport pick up and drop off
Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with tour guide
Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure, taxes
Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag
Tea house/Lodge accommodation during the trek
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Knowlegeable and english speaking guides
All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
Comprehensive medical kit
Farewell dinner in Nepali Authentic Restaurant
All government taxes
VAT and office service charge
International airfare to and from Kathmandu (This can be included upon request)
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu before or after our trek
Excess baggage charges
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and earlier return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Personal expenses (phone calls, internet / Wi-Fi, laundry, bar bills - tea/coffee, hot chocolate, juice, beer, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.)
Tips for guides and porters (Tipping is expected but not compulsory)