The weather can be unpredictable in the Himalayas and every year a significant number of trips have flights to or from Lukla delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. See day 1 of the itinerary for the alternative plans should this happen on your trip.
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is atop among the several of the most talented jumbo treks available. This exciting trekking extravaganza is unconditionally a route to the village of Everest locality and its fascinating Sherpa culture and tradition. This tourism has a sum total of extraordinary attractions i.e. challenge to mankind for the scaling of the highest mountain on the earth and lives it up the extreme lifestyle of renowned Sherpa Community. The Everest side-trip involves a successful assortment of wearing and downhill walking. Upon ascending and descending the majestic Himalayan ranges are there to witness your glorious trekking activities shadowing the serene nature as well as the unique rural Himalayan setting in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
We have tried and tested the needs and expectations of fellow trekkers coming to Nepal via our decade long experience in this field. Therefore, we have added to the agenda to join a blend of entrancing social highlights into the trekking in Nepal. The whole trekking experience starts from the differing qualities of Kathmandu antiquated sanctuaries and not to forget the shading and clamor of the Thamel area, well known for its shopping and eateries. The trekking in Everest base camp varies from the aesthetic Kathmandu to the alpine rocky ravines’ capital Khumbu valley the home of great Sherpas. The EBC solely is not served to the trekkers moreover the significant number of world’s highest mountains would be your visual delights. The base camp trekking would enthrall you and astonish you with new and intriguing encounters! The trek takes you to the lap of Mount Everest and let you feel the chill dry thin air and also let you hear the fascinating tale of those who scaled the Everest. Our days spent at Base Camp give us energy about the inward workings of undertaking life.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary Blog | 11 Days in the Himalayas [USD$1,450]
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Day 1 – Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft)
Day 2 – fly to lukla | Trek to Phakding
Day 3 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 – Namche Bazzar Acclimatization
Day 5 – Namche Bazzar to Tengboche
Day 6 – Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 7 - Dingboche Acclimatization
Day 8 – Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 9 – Lobuche to Gorak Shep+ Everest Base Camp
Day 10 – Kalapathar +Gorak Shep to Pheriche
Day 11 – Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 12 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 13 – Fly back Kathmandu
Day 14 – Departure to final Destination (Farewell)
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft)Upon arrival at Kathmandu, Backpacker Expedition Treks Pvt. Ltd will be your trustworthy travel companion until you depart for your home country. We will accommodate our valued customers in the three-star hotel in Kathmandu. We take care of the room and breakfast of our valued customers during their stay in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 02Fly to Lukla | Trek to PhakdingDuration: 3 Hours Distance: 5.1 miles / 8.2 km Starting Elevation: 9,318 ft / 2,840 m Ending Elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m True Elevation Gain: 909 ft / 277 m Net Elevation Gain: -755 ft / -230 m Before heading off on the trek, you will first need to get yourself from Kathmandu to Lukla on a short 30 minute flight. The Kathmandu to Lukla flight is one of the most memorable routes in the world, and soon enough you will be landing on the short mountainside strip of runway. Once you are off the plane and collect your bags, you can grab a nice breakfast in town before starting the hike towards Lukla. This will be one of the shortest and easiest days of the trek, as you will only be hiking for about 3 hours and you will actually be heading downhill for most of the journey.
Day 03Phakding to Namche BazaarDuration: 7 Hours Distance: 6.8 miles / 10.9 km Starting Elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m Ending Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m True Elevation Gain: 3,986 ft / 1,125 m Net Elevation Gain: 2,723 ft / 830 m Namche is a village and Village Development Committee (Namche) in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 metres (11,286 ft) at its low point, populating the sides of a hill. Namche is the main trading center and tourist hub for the Khumbu region with many Nepalese officials, a police check, post and a bank. It is also the place for acclimatizing for the trekkers to go further towards base camp.
Day 04Namche Bazaar AcclimatizationDuration: 3 Hours Distance: 3.4 miles / 5.4 km Starting Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m Ending Elevation: 12,730 ft / 3,880 m True Elevation Gain: 1,444 f / 440 m Net Elevation Gain: 1,444 f / 440 m The acclimatization process takes place in Namche bazaar by taking short day hiking or relaxing by roaming around in the Namche itself. According to health experts, the trekkers should always move while relaxing and acclimatizing to the altitude. So, we take our fellow trekkers to either short hiking or walking in and around Namche before setting up for the further trek. Trekkers can hike to the world’s highest placed hotel “The Everest View hotel” from where you can see the spectacular view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Khangtega and other panoramic views of snow capped mountains. The Khangtega mountain is unique to its geographical setting as it resembles the back pack of Horse riding.
Day 05Namche Bazaar to Tengboche/ DebocheDuration: 5 Hours Distance: 6.0 miles / 9.6 km Starting Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m Ending Elevation: 12,664 ft / 3,860 m True Elevation Gain: 2,881 ft / 878 m Net Elevation Gain: 1,378 ft / 420 m After getting acclimatized we set off to Tyangbouche early in the morning after breakfast. The trail towards Tyangbouche is less smooth but it contemplates the trekkers with the majestic views of Mount Everest up close along with Mount Ama Dablam. The ups and downs in the trail gives our soul and body the ultimate challenge. The serene smell of pine forests and swift white river beside the trail makes the trekking tiredness to vanish. We will have lunch on the way.
Day 06Tengboche to DingbocheDuration: 6 Hours Distance: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Starting Elevation: 12,664 ft / 3,860 m Ending Elevation: 14,469 ft / 4,410 m True Elevation Gain: 2,287 ft / 697 m Net Elevation Gain: 1,805 ft / 550 m Dingboche is a village in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. Situated at an altitude of about 4,362 m (14,340 ft), above the Tsola River, Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers. Dingboche was primarily a farming village raising potatoes and buckwheat, and keeping yaks. It is the important stop over for acclimatization too.
Day 07Dingboche AcclimatizationDuration: 5 Hours Distance: 3.2 miles / 5.1 km Starting Elevation: 14,469 ft / 4,410 m Ending Elevation: 16,677 ft / 5,083 m True Elevation Gain: 2,208 ft / 673 m Net Elevation Gain: 2,208 ft / 673 m he acclimatization process takes place in chukkung Valley from where you can see the spectacular view of the Mount Makalu, Barunste,Ama Dablam,world most popular island peak, Thamserku, Khangtega and other panoramic views of snow capped mountains.
Day 08Dingboche to LobucheDuration: 5 Hours Distance: 4.9 miles / 7.9 km Starting Elevation: 14,469 ft / 4,410 m Ending Elevation: 16,109 ft / 4,910 m True Elevation Gain: 2,008 ft / 612 m Net Elevation Gain: 1,640 ft / 500 m Upon this journey, our trail starts to step higher up in the mountains, slowly leaving behind the Khumbu glacier. On the way, we will see the memorials of many mountaineers who died while trying to conquer the mount, Everest. The cemetery marks the memorial of famous climbers like Scott Fisher, Rob Hall and other climbers. The air starts to become thinner from here onwards as we pass the Pumori, Khumbu Tse, mahalangur Himal(mountain) along with the Nuptse smiling on our right.
Day 09Lobuche to Gorak Shep + Everest Base CampDuration: 7 Hours Distance: 7.3 miles / 11.7 km Starting Elevation: 16,109 ft / 4,910 m (Pheriche) EBC Elevation: 17,598 ft / 5,364 m Ending Elevation: 16,814 ft / 5,125 m (Gorak Shep) True Elevation Gain: 1,647 ft / 502 m Net Elevation Gain: 1,489 ft / 454 m (Lobuche to EBC) From lobuche to Gorakshep we start to see the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Little walk down would take us to Thangma Riju from where we can have the glory of 360 degree sight of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Upon arriving here we will be greeted with the lots of colorful tents of people vying to conquer Mt. Everest. At this very juncture we can feel relaxed that we have achieved our ultimate goal.
Day 10Kalapathar + Gorak Shep to PhericheDuration: 8 Hours
Distance: 9.4 miles / 15.2 km
Starting Elevation: 16,814 ft / 5,125 m (Gorak Shep)
Kala Patthar Elevation: 18,176 ft / 5,540 m
Ending Elevation: 13,911 ft / 4,240 m (Pheriche)
True Elevation Gain: 1,480 ft / 451 m
Net Elevation Gain: -2,903 ft / -885 m (Gorak Shep to Pheriche)
The best place to snap pictures of the panoramic view of snow capped mountains. The Kalapatthar gives you the lifetime opportunity to witness kissing of morning sun rays at the tip of several mountains including the Mt. Everest. All our tiredness and hardship would vanish with the majestic scenery that you can see from here. You will feel as if heaven and earth are actually connected right here. These moments are the most precious part of this trekking. Once you get back to your normal setting the memory of these panoramic views would always motivate you.
Day 11Pheriche to Namche BazaarDuration: 6 Hours
Distance: 12.1 miles / 19.5 km
Starting Elevation: 13,911 ft / 4,240 m
Ending Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m
True Elevation Gain: 2,234 ft / 681 m
Net Elevation Gain: -2,625 ft / -800 m
From Pangboche we reach Tengboche, a steep descent of about 810m that leads through rhododendron forests and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudhkoshi river and we pass the village of Tashinga and Sansa before finally reaching the beautiful village of Namche. Upon arrival at this juncture, we can have the gorgeous Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest once again.
Day 12Namche Bazaar to LuklaDuration: 7 Hours
Distance: 11.9 miles / 19.1 km
Starting Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m
Ending Elevation: 9,318 ft / 2,840 m
True Elevation Gain: 2,904 ft / 885 m
Net Elevation Gain: -1,968 ft / -600 m
The last day of trekking. At this juncture we will have fun while trekking with some songs on popular nepali folk tunes, we will share the pictures that we took and the memories that we cherished. Upon reaching Lukla we will give rest to our mind and body.
Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,840m / 9,318ft)Flight Hours: 30 Minutes
We head back to Kathmandu and as earlier the accommodation will be provided along with the breakfast in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu. On a spare day, you can roam around Thamel or other major touristic areas at Kathmandu and do some shopping and dinner at Nepali typical Restaurant with cultural program.
Day 14 Departure to final Destination (Farewell)We always feel very sad at this very juncture that our companion of trekking for the moment ends here and in the meantime we also feel relaxed that we were able to serve you with the best trekking experience that you ever get in your lifetime while trekking. We would leave no stone unturned to make your customers feel important and happy. We always take suggestions and encourage our valued customers to promote Nepal and Trekking in Nepal.
Welcome to Nepal!!! Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Backpacker’s Airport Representatives will pick you up. The travelling plans and agenda’s will be discussed.
Backpacker believes in providing a home away from home experience for our valued guests. The accommodation in Kathmandu would be of your choice and level. However, the usual accommodation provided by the company is three star or similar upscale Hotel in downtown. The lodging in trekking would be clearly mentioned in the itinerary.
Meals and drinking Water
The meal in Kathmandu would just be a Breakfast as the lodging in Kathmandu is of B&B (Bed and Breakfast) type. While trekking we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to our guest. The quantity of the food would be unlimited and will be assisted by our guides for the selection of food. The varieties in food would depend on season and availability. However, Soup, Noodles, Rice and Seasonal Veggies are common in the trekking area. For breakfast, we provide bread, eggs, and cereals. We provide necessary assistance while purchasing the water, biscuits, and tender beverages at shops in the location. There are some safe drinking public taps in the trekking area where our guides will escort you.You could purchase bottled mineral water or ask to fill your bottle with boiled water on the accommodation.
You may attain a Nepal access visa effortlessly upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport itself. A multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days may be obtained via paying USD 40. Similarly, ninety days multiple entry traveler visas can be obtained for USD 100. Keep in mind to bring 2 passport size pictures with you.
International flight accessibility to Nepal
Tribhuvan international Airport is the only global airport in Nepal situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. High-quality connecting flight from Europe to Kathmandu are Silk Air through Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar airways via Doha, Thai airways through Bangkok and Dragon Air through Hongkong. In addition, from America, we've North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal airlines (RA) to Kathmandu. From Australia, we've Silk Air and Dragon Air that connects at once to Kathmandu or fly with the aid of Quantas to Bangkok and hook up with Thai airlines to Kathmandu. Airport tax: Airport tax is not relevant for both domestic and international flight.
Your luggage should be declared and cleared via the customs of the port of access. Personal results are approved unfastened access. The duty on articles delivered through the traveler varies according to the extent and price of the products. A traveler can also bring dutiable items like tobacco and liquors, in the prescribed restrict free of responsibility. Wearing narcotic, hands, ammunition are strictly prohibited. Tourists are required to refill disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.
The passengers who arrive at the Tribhuvan international Airport (TIA) with none dutiable items can access via the green Channel for short clearance without a bags test. If you are wearing any dutiable articles, you'll have to bypass thru the crimson Channel for exact customs clearance.
tPassengers are allowed to deliver some objects to Nepal free of duty too. You could bring cigarettes (2 hundred)/cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and movie (15 rolls). You may additionally bring the subsequent articles free of duty on a condition that you take them out with you while you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still digital camera, PC, and transportable track gadget.
Tourists are strictly prohibited to export items over a hundred year’s vintage (sacred photographs, paintings, manuscripts). They're valued for subculture and nonsecular reasons. So, do not buy such objects. They are Nepal's cultural history and belong here. The branch of Archaeology at Ram shah path close to Singha Durbar has to certify all steel statues, sacred artwork, and comparable items before they are allowed to be sent or achieved.
Currency and Foreign Exchange
At the airport, there are foreign exchange counters in which you can exchange your currency. We propose you to trade the currency best via banks and licensed forex centre. Day by day overseas charges is determined via Nepal Rastra financial institution. The trade fees are posted on every day newspaper or the bank’s official website www.Nrb.Org.Np. The unit of the Nepalese currency is Rupee. 1 Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. Five, 10, 20, 50, 500, a thousand.
We strongly suggest you have journey insurance while traveling to Nepal. You ought to depart with a replica of your coverage whilst you are away on tour.
High Altitude sickness
You might be afflicted by mild to extreme symptoms of high altitude sickness but our team of expert guides will assist you in avoiding the sickness. So, we endorse you to take good enough time acclimatizing inside the mountain surroundings. Consumption of plenty of water and liquid in ordinary basis is very critical to limit High Altitude Sickness.While you trek inside the Himalayas, we advocate you to halt the trek relaxation at the guesthouse. If the signs are serious, it becomes essential to descend to the lower altitude. In the case of emergency, you will be right away airlifted to Kathmandu city for further remedy.
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To confirm your booking, you need to fill up a booking form and put up a copy of a cutting-edge passport. Similarly, we also require a 20% deposit to assure your booking; this permits us to make astute preparations on your behalf. Deposits can be made via bank transfer or by means of credit card. The last 80% of the reserving costs may be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We're government registered and the member of TAAN, NMA, and NTB. We assure that your trek and cash is secure with us. If you need further information regarding your journey please be in touch with us our representatives are ready 24/7 to serve you. See more at http://www.backpackertreks.com
If the above itinerary doesn't address your plan, please feel free to enquire further. Our team of Package developers would develop the package as per your wish. Welcome to the land of Himalayas.
In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in included flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
1. This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore Kathmandu.
2. Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 2–7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement will only be included on Days 1, 14 (Hotel) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
5. You must bring an emergency fund of USD 1000 in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights.
6. We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
7. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at time of travel.
8. Please note that while we endeavor to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
9. You may be asked to provide 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.