Trekking in Nepal | Adventure Altitude Treks & Expedition

Duration

16 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • 3* category hotel in Kathmandu with(B/B) plan,
  • 12-day Trekking Normal lodge with(B.L.D)

 

Meals

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Tea houses/local lodges with B.L.D

 

special offer

from $1599
$1579 USD

Everest Base Camp Trek highlights

  • Everest Base Camp ( Kala Pathar)
  • Mt. Everest View 
  • Namche Bazar
  • Lukla Airport
  • Tangboche Monastery
  • Dudh Koshi River
  • Khumbu Glaciers and Khumbu ice-fall
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Hillary Museum
  • Sherpa Culture and vibrant monasteries

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Trekking along the foothills of The Mighty Himalayas in Nepal is considered one of the best adventure sports in the world. The adventure into the foothill of the highest peak of the world is a lifetime memory and achievement. The 16 days trekking in Nepal offers tourists from around the world to explore the cultural and natural wonders of the Khumbu Region.
The superb views of the mountains, the amazing local life, and the living style of the Sherpa people, occasional encounters with the wildlife, are the major attractions of this trek. Everest Base Camp Trek kicks off with a scenic flight to Lukla Airport (considered as one of the adventurous airports in the world). It then gradually goes up to Namche Bazar, Tengboche then to Everest Base Camp. The trip then signs off with an amazing sunrise view from Kalapathar.

Historical  background of Everest: 

According to locals, there was a Yeti residing at the foothills of Mt. Everest a long time back. A Local flying Lama and the same yeti had a beautiful bonding friendship. One day a big avalanche hit them in the centre of Everest. The Flying Lama survived because of his power to fly, but the Yeti didn't.  Since then, the dead body of the same Yeti has been kept inside a Monastery in Pangboche.

Back in the year 1933, a group of 16 people from Britain led by Hugh Ruttledge, tried to climb Everest but didn't succeed. Later on, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary tried to complete the Everest summit twice before they succeeded on 29th May 1953. Since then, this date is popularly known as Everest Marathon day or typically Everest Day. By the year 2019 more than 50,000 climbers have succeeded in summiting Everest. Namche Bazar, located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, is the gateway to Everest Base Camp and offers the staging point for Everest Base Camp trek, Everest expedition, and many other peaks. There you can find luxury hotels, lots of continental food, banking facilities, a medical center, a supermarket, a monastery, and everything that can be found in Kathmandu. It's the entry point for Sagarmatha National Park and buffers zone. One of the main viewpoints of the Everest region, Everest View Hotel lies at the top of Namche Bazar. Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall are some of the highest icefalls and glaciers in the world. On the bottom of Khumbu Glacier and on the top of the Thukla Hill, lies a memorial of Everest climbers who made it to the summit of Everest but couldn't survive due to extreme weather conditions in the Everest region. The memorial includes the statue of some of the legendary climbers who broke the record  such as Rob Holl, Scott Fisher, Babu Chhiring Sherpa, etc.

The best time to trek  Everest base camp:

Trekking in Nepal is a seasonal activity and the best time to trek in the Himalayan Region  Nepal is spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). Trekking Everest Base Camp in Winter (December-February) is considered to be okay. But trekking in Monsoon (June-August) is not recommended due to heavy rainfall, landslides, and the uncertainty of Lukla Flight due to low visibility.
Difficulty wise Everest Base Camp Trek is rated as moderately difficult trekking. The maximum elevation, you will gain during the trekking is 5,545 m (17598.43 ft). At Kalapathar.  During your trek to Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 5,364 m., you will be walking five to seven hours a day mostly above 3500 meters above sea level. You will find many teahouses and local lodges along the trekking route for accommodation where you can rest and spend the night during your trek to Everest Base Camp.

Travel and Transportation Modes

There are two ways to get from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.

  • By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company for the most part, make the long distance travel. You may have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group. 
  • By air: The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back is included in the price. 

Equipment and Packaging list for Everest Base Camp

  • Clothing: Trekking boots, Short-sleeved Trekking shirts, Trekking pants and jackets, Thermals underwear, Long-sleeved Trekking shirts, Insulating down jackets, Woollen cap, Trekking Gloves, Raincoats
  • First Aid: Diamox (Acetazolamide tablets for preventing High Altitude Sickness), Sanitary pads / Tampons, Anti-nausea Medicines, Band-aids, Mosquito and insect repellents
  • Toiletries: Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Sunscreen, Hand sanitizer
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Camera Batteries, Water Bottle, Solar Charger, Hot water Thermos
  • Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits

Transportation: Transportation to and from Lukla is by twin-otter plane.

Meals and Accommodation:

Since this trek is a high altitude trek, most of the accommodation will be tea-houses or local lodges. Most of the accommodation are decent  type with single room with twin beds. So accommodation is shared between two people. Toilets are normally squat styles but western style toilets can be found in Namche and Lukla.

Meals can vary depending on place. In Lukla and Namche you can find a variety of dishes other than traditional Nepali dishes. In other parts, meals offered will be Nepali cuisine containing lentils, curry, rice, pickles etc. 

Electricity and other facilities:

 Lukla and Namche are well facilitated with facilities like electricity and internet. Though you may need to pay extra cost for using those services(charging device only). The cost is little around 50-100 NPR.

Difficulty level

The trail is graded as difficult as it requires good physical and mental health. Ascending and descending is common and may also need a pair of crampons while crossing icy patches in the trail.  This trek demands more physical attributes as the trail will lead to high altitude. So this trek is recommended to people who have prior experience in high altitude trekking.  But this does not mean people without experience can't do it. Book with us, and we will prepare your itinerary according to your physical status and experience. Though you can prepare yourself before beginning this trek. A little of physical exercise like jogging, walking uphill for 1 week may prove to be useful for this trek. Experience of hiking would be beneficial, but there is no need of technical skills as we are mostly walking on the constructed trail.


Guides and Porters

The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated to Trekking Agency's association of Nepal (TAAN)Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA)Nepal Tourism BoardMinistry of Culture, Tourism and Civil  Aviation of NepalSustainable Tourism Network and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and an experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With an experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.

If you need a porter, we will provide you 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum(12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security to porters, guides and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are absolutely necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgement.

Feedbacks

Since we are growing and relatively new as a company, we always put customer feedback as our inspiration towards making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedbacks and use them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page. 

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

 

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome you who will help you transfer to the designated hotel.  You can then take a good rest in your free time, At 5 pm, we will meet &  provide you a brief discussion about the trip. Afterwards you will be provided a welcome dinner, and then you can roam around the city in your free time.

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representatives will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operators will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious, and cultural significance.

1. Boudhhanath: 

Boudhanath, also called Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east of the city center. It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanath Stupa was built in the 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupas in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the holiest pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa  are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worships with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.

An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with a pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas, etc., or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants. 

2. Patan Durbar Square:

Patan, also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and the ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during the Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts are seen everywhere make this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal crafts, wood carvings, and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must-see place is the Mahabouddha, a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food. 
3. Pashupatinath :

Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, especially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva), and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in the 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of the Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people. 

4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :

Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. The stupa has been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within this holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley were started at this point in time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley.  Swoyambhu's "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of the Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important center of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of the whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), the goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner peace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.

After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.

We will take an early morning flight to Lukla airstrip @2840 m on a twin-otter plane. After reaching Lulka you will meet you porters and the Sherpas, then the trip will start. Starting from Lukla we will end our first day trip at Phakding. The legendary trekking trial through the traditional local (Sherpa)settlement with the amazing view of Dudhkoshi river gorge and the farming  terrace on  the backdrop of the gorge will accompany you all the time through the trail. 

  • Over-night stay at Phakding 
  • Dinner of your choice.
  • A short briefing of the trail next day with several local descriptions

The great adventure to the foothills of the Mighty Everest starts from here. Since we will be climbing uphill entirely to 3,440 m, our body may get fatigued sooner. Due to low Oxygen level concentration, our body needs time to adjust with the weather and thin air. To avoid fatigue and to give our body time to adjust with the environment, we will be walking slowly with plenty of breaks. 

  • Wake up at the time and normal breakfast
  • 3 hours of gentle hiking before lunch 
  • Crossing some of the highest suspension bridges will add thrill in the adventure
  • Amazing view of Thamserku, Holy Black Khumbiyela and Kusum Kangroo net to Namche Bazaar
  • Stay Overnight at Namche

After breakfast, you will be hiking to Syanboche- The Everest View Point. The hike is of around ninety minutes to the top. The hill offers 360 views of mountains including Mount Everest itself. Then after, you will trek down to Namche Bazar for the lunch. Post lunch you can explore the local Bazar of Namche.  

  • Few hours hiking around view-points sepcially Syangboche of Namche for proper acclimatization 
  • The phenomenol profile of green hills with lively Tibetian Culture and tradition
  • Grazing yaks in the meadwos 
  • Experience the modern lifestyle in the rural part of the country at Namche

One of the exciting days, hiking to Tengboche is an easy one. Along the way, you might get a chance to see the Himalayan Monal- the national bird of Nepal. At Tengboche, you can visit the Tengboche Monastery- the biggest in the Everest region. And in the evening the fabulous sunset view will amaze you.

 

Witness the mesmerizing view of the sunrise in the Himalayas. Then start the trekking after breakfast. En-route to Dingboche, you may get the chance to see Himalayan Musk Deer and also Snow Leopard as well. The superb mountain views will be all the way to Dingboche. 

  • A beautiful village situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam
  • An amazing walk with the most superb view
  • possibility of seeing majestic himalayan animals like Musk deer , Snow Leopard , Mountain goat etc
  • A gentle walk till Pangbuche and a good lunch at Somare village
  • Astounding view of numerous mountains that were hidden from Namche 

The hike to Nagarjun is worthwhile and must do as it offers superb views of mountains and will certainly Helpful for the next day. After the hike, you will come back to the lodge for lunch. Post lunch you will be taking the rest. 

  • Morning hike to Nagarjun Hill for acclimatization after breakfast
  • Amazing bird's eye view of the surroundings including Island Peak and Makalu mountain.
  • Dinner time briefing about the trek next day 

 

A Relatively shorter trekking day, the trek to Lobuche is gradual and mostly flat and occasional uphill. Along the way, the monument hill is one of the places to notice. The overnight will be at a local lodge. 

  • Gradual ascent towards the peaceful and beautiful Himalayan pasture
  • Stride up to the memorial plateau  built in rememberance of people eho met trageic incident at Everest region
  • A chance to explore tradtional Tibeto-Buddhist culture and tradition at Lobuche

 

The exciting day when the dream meets destiny. Hike through rocky moraine trail up to Gorakshep. We will have lunch there. Gorekshep is the last teahouse before EBC. The enormous Pumori, Lingtren, Nuptse, and of course the mighty Everest surround Gorakshep. So leave your stuff in Gorakshep, then go to Everest Base Camp with your day pack and the camera. Enjoy your moments at Everest Base Camp then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night. 

  • Challenging but a very rewarding walk to and from the Base Camp
  • Spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall 
  • enjoy your time being there 

Start early morning for an epic climb to Kalapatthar for the sunrise in Everest. In fact, Kalapatthar offers a greater view of Everest than Everest Base Camp that surpasses your wildest imagination. After the sunrise, retrace back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. Then you take the way back to Pheriche for the overnight.

  • The hardest yet the most rewarding part of the trail with beautiful panoramic view 
  • Remarkable view of sunrise

Retrace further back to Namche Bazar. The way back to Namche is mostly downhill and easy. The overnight will be at a local teahouse. 

You will follow the same way back to Phakding again. We will retrace our way back through the rhododendron forest and follow the Dudhkoshi River gorge downhill which takes us out of the national park and to Phakding. 

On the final trekking day, you will follow the same way back via Dudh Koshi Riverbank. In the evening, celebrate the successful trekking with the crews. 

Say goodbye to the porters, then fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you can do the last-minute shopping. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner with our team.

You will be transferred to Kathmandu International Airport to catch your returning flight. 

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
Grading:
3
moderate

Route Map

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their all expenses including their insurance
  • Food in the full board during the trekking with 3 complimentary teas and teahouse accommodation.
  • First aid kit
  • All the Governmental taxes and service charges
    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Nepal visa fees
    • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$ 5 per gadget, mobile recharge, etc)
    • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
    • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
    • Tipping
    • Anything that is not included in inclusion list

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Great trek with Raju. Enjoyed every minute. EBC is definitely a trek to remember. 5 star for knowledge.

Steve

The base camp trek was an amazing experience. Everything was well organised and our guide Raju knew exactly what he was doing. I would highly recommend Adventure Altitude Treks and Raju as a guide for a guaranteed once in a life time experience.

Noah

did EBC trek 2 years ago with Raju as one of our guides, he has great rapport with his group and provides good support and knowledge , would recommend him as a guide

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